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The bad drive-in diner

May 6, 2016 / 11:00 am

If you have done a lot of driving, or if you come from Europe, it is not hard to fault North American drivers. Does it mean that I am always perfect on the...

An Englishman's home

Apr 29, 2016 / 6:00 am

I had been in Canada for no more than a few months when I was challenged by a neighbour about a deck I was adding to my house. My wife and I moved to Canmore,...

All dogs go to heaven

Apr 22, 2016 / 3:00 pm

This week I lost one of my best friends to cancer. The Big C forces many people to put up the biggest fight of their life, but for my great friend Oonagh, it...

Round the world solo ride

Apr 15, 2016 / 3:52 pm

Stuck in the Sahara Steph Jeavons is 50,000 miles and two years into a round-the-world solo motorcycle ride, and has 20,000 miles and one year remaining to...

Twelve bucks, 1/2 hour

Apr 8, 2016 / 4:56 pm

I haven’t been to Florida for a few years. It is usually a nice place to come and warm up in early April, but not so this year, with the balmy spring...

Read it if you can

Apr 1, 2016 / 6:59 pm

So any air on his usual spring day trying to write an article that cast in its ideas is less typing stop return Delete correction EC fundamentally item at...

A budget for the future

Mar 25, 2016 / 11:25 am

A few days ago, I had the privilege of being schooled in Finance and Economics by an incredibly bright and well educated person. The gentleman’s resume...

You're fired

Mar 18, 2016 / 11:59 am

I am not sure whether to laugh or cry watching the political scrum unfold in the US. At least it serves to take my mind off the horrendous budget deficit about...

Old dog, no new tricks

Mar 11, 2016 / 11:58 am

So last week I ended a career. More accurately, last week I received an email, and a career was terminated for me. I was fired. For many, the dreaded email -...

Jazz, food, nerds

Mar 4, 2016 / 9:32 pm

Almost a year ago today, my youngest son and his wife opened up a restaurant on Bernard Avenue. Muninn’s Post is a venue for an eclectic group of people....

Observations on Quebec

Feb 26, 2016 / 11:55 am

I have just returned from my first visit to La Belle Province. I was there on business, talking to clients about the PAL-V flying car after being somewhat taken...

Averse to gas prices?

Feb 19, 2016 / 7:00 am

Oil companies have been conditioning us for years, with regard to responses to oil price hikes and declines. The conditioning is working. The condition is...

Jennings-Bates Fictionary

Feb 16, 2016 / 7:00 am

I am busy tire testing this week, madly driving in circles in the hinterlands on a frozen lake somewhere north of Merritt. The program used is a large passenger...

Addled auto-correct

Feb 5, 2016 / 8:00 pm

Cell phone auto-correct always gets me in trouble. Although it is not necessarily what auto-correct corrects that gets me into trouble as much as the...

Are you addicted?

Jan 29, 2016 / 1:01 pm

I am not on vacation, but I am at a vacation hot spot: Cancun. And frankly, I have been so busy that I have barely left the hotel room, and tomorrow marks the...

Impending doom

Jan 22, 2016 / 11:46 am

The amygdala effect If you are in the middle of a challenge, your creative mind can easily be stifled. The amygdala, a tiny gland at the base of your brain,...

It's never easy

Jan 16, 2016 / 5:20 pm

Change may be necessary, but it is never easy. I am wrapping up a business trip to the UK and Holland, and the final aspect of the trip was an annual general...

Ready to fly to work?

Jan 8, 2016 / 2:05 pm

Hallo from the Netherlands I flew out from Snowy Canada a few days ago to conduct some business in the Netherlands. It is refreshing to get back to Europe after...

Don't ring the death knell

Jan 2, 2016 / 9:11 am

Many of you may not be familiar with the name Billy Bragg. Both my wife and I are. We grew up in a fabulously interesting era of music and fashion. The...

Too much to do

Dec 25, 2015 / 6:00 am

Too much to do, no time to do it. Yes, life is like a toilet roll, the closer you get to the end the faster it goes. Christmas is like that too. One of the...

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