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I gotta take some bigger swings in my life. A guy named Brian has inspired me to do just that. In a couple of weeks, I’m going to Montreal to host a business conference, and one of my jobs will be to interview former Prime Minister...

What do you tell someone who just lost their job? Last week was a rough week for a lot of people in Calgary as CityTV put Breakfast Television on hiatus and planned to launch a “re-imagining” in a few weeks’ time. “Re-imagining” is a nice way...

It’s back to school time but before we leave holidays for good… This summer my son John discovered Calvin and Hobbes. It was like he found one of my cassettes from high school and discovered that he loved hair metal too. (For that to happen he’d...

When I was a kid we went to church a lot. Like… a lot. Like … every day. And if we happened to miss church in the morning, Mom would send us with Dad at night. I used to sit in Dad’s truck (and before that, the...

This summer I had the chance to hang out where Led Zep recorded Stairway to Heaven and The Rolling Stones recorded Brown Sugar. I got to stand in the spot where Buddy Guy and BB King have played, backstage  where Johnny Reid, Eric Church, the...

If you’re a great fisherperson, then you and I have a lot in common. Mostly putting on boots. Otherwise, both times I’ve been fishing in my life, I’ve mostly caught weeds, slime and mosquito bites.  So when we got an invite to go on a salmon...

“It’s never too early to train our kids in criminal activity,'' I said to Blythe. “That’s nice,” she said, looking at John’s work, “and I see you’ve managed to combine crime with explosive and poisonous material.” “Kind of a bonus, right?” I said, maybe a bit too...

My wife Blythe has her birthday in the middle of summer, and that means one thing - it always shows up way faster than I think it should.  Now I know you’re all saying, “Jeez Dave, that sounds like someone who’s making an excuse for buying his wife the lamest birthday...

I was sitting on George Stephenson Jr.’s deck, having a beer, when he told me the craziest bar room event I’ve ever heard – a phenomenon so ridiculous, so completely goofy, that it lasted 30 years. A phenomenon so outrageous, a group of us decided to bring it...

I’m going to make this quick. We’re on holidays after the intensity of the Stampede and we just got the kids to bed here at the lake. I’m in a bit of a hurry because Wayne is pretty confident he’s going to take me...