Tag Archives: Alberta

Hazards of living in Alberta

I lived in Alberta for roughly twenty years before moving to New Brunswick about five years ago. Over the last few days, I’ve discovered one of the hazards of having lived there for so long. You are never where you … Continue reading

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Canada, singular and plural

(Originally published July 1, 2010 on Thoughtwrestling as “The Canadas.”) Canada is both problem and solution. It’s an ongoing exercise in creativity and problem solving. Sometimes it works out well; sometimes not. And it’s really, really big! Its lessons are … Continue reading

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Facing the stairs

This post doesn’t have any tips or suggestions that will help you to solve problems or engage your creative side. It’s really just an observation. It’s about something everyone will inevitably encounter in their life: the daunting stairs you’ll have … Continue reading


This world will amaze you

I just came back from walking the dog in the park. While there, we met a guy. We stopped and chatted. He told me his story. I now feel exuberant. His story contained joy and tragedy; points of recognition; coincidence; … Continue reading


Trade-offs and other matters of concern

In New Brunswick, there are several battles going on: the one between the power deal with Quebec and the H1N1 vaccine for top news story. Then there’s the one within that power deal between the those for and those against. … Continue reading