Every October, my friends and I watch several horror movies to celebrate the Halloween season. This was initiated by my brother Jonathan several years ago. While we have screened many films over the years, here are my top five favourites in no particular order: The Thing (1982) Ringu (1998) Babadook (2014) The Shining (1980) The Exorcist (1973) Feel free to comment on your favourite horror … Continue reading Top 5 Horror Movies
When: April 2017 Trip Duration: 4 1/2 days Where Did I Stay? We stayed at an Airbnb in Prague 2, not far from the Peace Square. It was a convenient location close to tram lines and the metro. Restaurants and groceries were also nearby. Best Meal? Venison goulash with potato pancakes at Restaurace U Posty. We were originally going to eat at Mandragora but it … Continue reading Prague
I am an avid reader and enjoy reading a variety of books. Usually I am drawn to non-fiction books but do like a well-written novel from time to time. Here are a few books on my reading list this year: Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television – Jerry Mander The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah … Continue reading 2017 Reading List
Jedburgh was first settled by Scottish and Ukrainian immigrants in the early 1900s. The post office was established 5 miles southwest of the town and named after the first mailman’s birthplace in Scotland, Jedburgh. In 1928 CN built a railroad through the town and subsequently the post office was moved to the village giving it its name. Soon four elevators were built and a one … Continue reading Jedburgh, Saskatchewan
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This last Tuesday I had the opportunity to watch Five Alarm Funk perform at O’Hanlon’s. The band consists of ten members playing a wide range of instruments including guitars, trombone, congas, drums, trumpet, timbales, saxophone, and bass. The crew crammed on the small stage around 11pm and it was immediately evident the patrons were in for a stupendous night. Bursting out… Continue reading Five Alarm Funk Concert Review
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Here on the prairies there is an abundance of trucks on the roads. I have often questioned why people who choose trucks think they need a truck as a form of transportation. Now I understand that given our economy some people may need a truck for their job or perhaps for their lifestyle. However I feel that 30%+ of truck ownership could easily be eliminated. I believe there should… Continue reading Permits for Truck Ownership?
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Most people randomize their Ipod and list the songs which come up. In this twist I am selecting ten songs each with an annotation describing when, how, and why it is significant to my music interests. 1. Herman’s Hermits “Henry the VIII” – In my childhood years my parents frequently listened to classic rock on vinyl. To supplement my interest in this genre a local … Continue reading Shuffle
In 1992, Neil Postman and Steve Powers co-wrote a book entitled How to Watch TV News. Their aim was to inform people that the news is constructed, biased, irrelevant, and unreliable. The book educated people on what techniques should be employed when watching news shows. While their views are probably more relevant today, I believe that the real question today is WHY should we watch … Continue reading WHY Watch TV News?