Ending a Roller Coaster Year Read More
From my little viewpoint in Calgary, I would say that 2012 was a good year; but not a great one. On a personal basis, I was spoiled again as I visited Berlin, Amsterdam, and Puerto Vallarta; all wonderful places that offerred great experiences, excellent food and welcoming people. On the down side, [...]
More Relevant Politics, Less Petty Media Read More
In Canada and specifically in Alberta, we enjoy an amazing standard of living and a strong economy. We are not all that much smarter than anyone else, just blessed with great resources of all kinds, an excellent democracy and terrific education and health care. We are very, very lucky.
Even more, we have [...]
This Is NOT My Last Car. Read More
A few years ago, some good friends sold their family home and bought a lovely Villa in one of those 55+ developments. Three years later they called me to say that they were moving again. He said “We are sick of people saying ‘This will be our last home, we’ll live here for [...]
They Wanted ‘Nunavit” Read More
Reading my blog below, someone just asked me if I had forgotten the two Northern territories? I said that I had checked if they wanted to be part of the family, but they said they wanted “Nunavit.”
Our French Brother is Leaving …………..Again Read More
In spite of the minority win by the Parti Quebecois in Quebec last night, I do not believe for one minute that Quebec will ever leave Canada. Simply put. Canada is justtoo good a deal for everyone. Still, the election last night did make me think about how we are like a nation [...]
Canada – Yougotta love it!! Read More
Yesterday was Canada Day, and I was fortunate enough to spend the morning at our company party at Spruce Meadows, oneof the most beautiful and tranquil places in Alberta. The equestrian competition was great,and Eric Lamaze won which meant that we were able to sing O’Canada while the Maple Leaf flag was raised. [...]
Airports, Rental Cars and Customers…………. Read More
It can be fairly said, I believe, that most airports have reduced anything resemblling customer service to the lowest possible denominator. From the guard at the curb frowning at you if you take too long to unload your luggage or say good bye to your loved ones, to the check-in person who looks at [...]
Over the years, we have all seen stories about people who make even the most menial jobs into something special by adding a bit of flare and fun to their everyday approach.
There are plenty examples of the police officer who directs traffic while doing dance steps and using rhythmic arm signals and a big smile. [...]
The reason that I was not at the Peace Bridge opening in Calgary today, was because I am on vacation in Mexico. Both of these have been much maligned lately by media types during the past while, who cannot see anything but darkness. Of course, there are always people who will jump on [...]
Canada……We Have A Problem! Read More
Some of us remember hearing the famous words “Houston, we have a problem” . We also remember that with innovation and courage, Apollo 13 did land successfully and there was a positive outcome.
Yesterday in Toronto, I bought something marked “$100.00 Off” but when I paid, the tax was $60.00. More than half of what the [...]