7 Aug

86-year-old YouTuber teaches Italian cuisine

It’s very easy to get the feeling that Mariano Trivelin doesn’t measure to the milliliter, in some calculated fashion like other chefs you could watch at home. In the 86-year-old’s video on how to make homemade gnocchi pasta, he takes a...

14 Jul

Sunny weather, at last!

Finally, a warm and sunny morning. It won’t be long before the trees will be in bloom. The bushes are already happily showing off their baby leaves which burst their buds overnight. The trees have a shade of green about...

8 Jul

The Purveyors of Possibilities

It’s a Saturday morning with crisp June air, just cold enough that you can see the steam coming off of paper cups of coffee, held in hands by folks sitting in hard plastic chairs on a cold concrete driveway. They are...

7 Jul

It’s not the size of the trailer

The rain was coming down hard. My family and I were warm and dry in our 1973 Scamper trailer. We were enjoying our annual camping/gold panning trip to the Cariboo region in B.C. My daughters, six and nine-years-old, were stretched...

26 Jun

The ironing board

Today’s the day, I can’t put it off any longer. I have to get that ironing done. With all the determination I could muster, I wrestled my ironing board out of the cupboard and dragged it into the living room. The...

14 Jun

Tiny homes for Canada’s larger-than-life heroes

In November, on Remembrance Day, we remember those who have given their lives in service for Canada. Nevertheless, there are thousands of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) veterans who return after their service who struggle to find their way home. Calgary-based Homes...

9 Jun

Seeing Europe by boat

Seeing the European continent from a cruise ship is a very different experience. We booked our first cruise in 1988, and how the times have changed since then. When we were packing back then, we needed an extra suitcase just for...

5 Jun

15 hours to South Korea

Cracking open a beer at 6:00 a.m. at Incheon airport isn’t the way I’d normally celebrate Canada Day. But after 20 hours of travelling, sleeping in airports and nearly missing a flight in Los Angeles, our little tour group from Lethbridge,...

17 May

Three generations share a trip

My family had visited Vancouver Island a few times, but this time we would experience it through my father-in-law’s eyes. It had been a long winter and he wanted to see spring on the coast. My father-in-law, Roy, grew up on...