Month: August 2010

A Tale of Two Women

Diandra Douglas and Michael Douglas divorced ten years ago after he went through a Tiger-Woods-lite period of drug and sex addiction.  They had been married more than two decades and had wed after dating just six weeks. …

New Fossil Find

Some construction workers putting a new sewer system into one of Edmonton’s richest neighbourhoods unearthed teeth and bones of a 70 million year old dinosaur.  It’s a particular type of critter that hasn’t been dug up in this part of the world before and archeologists are excited about the unexpected find. …

Must See TV

At a dinner gathering at our friends’ place last night we got talking about television.  One of the gang is anticipating a work/life/commute change and she’s excited about actually watching TV shows as they happen.  Of course, that’s no longer necessary in these days of PVRs and “on demand” television channels.  But it brought me back to the days of  ‘appointment tv’.  …

Riding for a Good Cause

Motorcyclists love to ride and they’ll use virtually any excuse to do so.  “I feel like ice cream” is a good one.  There’s also, “Who knows when it will be this nice out again!”  But aside from Friday the 13th, if you see bunches and bunches of bikes riding en masse, there’s a good chance it’s a fundraiser.  …

Fear in the Forecast

If you visit here regularly you know that I moonlight at Delaware Speedway. I can be found in the observation tower each and every race night (and race afternoon) jotting down notes and uploading photos, tweeting and Facebooking and watching the races intently.   I visit the pit area and chat to drivers when I can.  There are some truly wonderful people involved in racing.  It’s very much a family sport.  …

The Wacky Week That Was

We are having major issues with our Internet service provider. Uploading a blog normally takes about 90 seconds. Today, more than an hour! I love you dearly, faithful reader, but I’m not willing to go through this again! So if this page goes a little quiet it’s because Rogers hasn’t fixed whatever it is that’s going on. (I’m about to make a phone call!) I gave up trying to upload a photo. So…if you hear a smashing sound it’s me, on our modem, with a sledgehammer. (Anyone who has ever had Internet issues like this can surely understand the frustration!).