Romantic Myths

I’m sure some of you will hate me for writing what I’m about to, but I would guess that the average age of the hater would be younger and not in the “more experienced” category when it comes to romance. How do I know this? 20 year old me believed these things because he was […]

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Boosting Cars

You know you live in Alberta when… Boosting a car doesn’t mean stealing one you don’t own but getting one to start for someone you don’t know. I was walking my daughter to school and saw a somewhat common thing in an Albertan winter, a car pulled over to the side of the road with […]

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Dating Contentment

Contentment: “What’s is happening outside of me doesn’t determine what is happening inside of me.” I came across an unusual thought about contentment this week and it’s one of those things that you knowshouldbe true in your life, but isn’t yet. In preparing for a funny and topically, um, interesting series at Venue called Chaperone I […]

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Home Reno Fails

If you’re like me you approach most home reno jobs along the lines of “How hard could it be?” That normally lasts for about a half an hour… There’s a reason people with skills in renovations, or in life make more money than the rest of us. It’s not because they’re worth more as people […]

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My Friend’s Weird Dad

I remember my best friend’s dad growing up, and he was weird. Most people’s dads err on the side of “normal”, “boring” or “uncool” (because teenage kids always have a great handle on what’s cool), but my friend’s dad was more on the “pardon me” and “huh?” side. He owned a health food store and […]

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It’s Nice to have Friends

I organized seven phone call and face to face meetings with friends here and abroad to sort some stuff out in my own head this week and I had a realization that made me a bit sad: Most people don’t have these kinds of friends, and it made me wonder why. We’re quite social and […]

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Scary Awesome Coaches

My oldest girl plays basketball and has a much scarier coach than last year. At the risk of saying too much and incurring the wrath of the community on one side of the equation or the other I figured I would attempt what I have been attempting my entire life: to roll with what life […]

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