for the heck of it

Recapturing the magic of childhood

July 9, 2012

Do you have a favorite place? The Zoo, Disneyland, anywhere that makes you feel like a kid every time you visit? I do. It’s Heritage Park Historical Village in Calgary. The Park is only a year younger than me, and I’ve been visiting it since the ‘60s. It is a part of me, has filled […]

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Ficus killer, qu’est-ce que c’est

May 8, 2012

fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa flora, run run run run run run run away. (With sincere apologies to Talking Heads). I kill plants. It is not intentional, I am not a murderer. All homicidal tendencies are spilled onto the page, into my stories. I never take out murderous plots on actual […]

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Careful, your tolerance is showing

April 26, 2012

Alberta recently went through a provincial election. History was made, the first woman elected premier sits in office. She happens to be someone I know personally – how cool is that? But the ‘other’ party came out of this campaign stinking like decaying roses. Wild ones. Early predictions were that they would take the whole […]

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If you believe in peanut butter – and chocolate!

April 11, 2012

There is a common thread in blog posts I’ve read this week. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Why? Hell if I know. But hey, why not join in on the yummy fun? These delightful saucers of deliciousness are imprinted in my memories for as far back as I can remember. From the often corny ‘70s ads […]

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The joy of spam, part deux

March 14, 2012

This has been a very stressful week. As much as I love to take the edge off with a glass of red wine or two, my parents taught me and my sister and brother that laughter is the best medicine. Inappropriate humour – even better! So let’s all giggle at the expense of some spammers, […]

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The joy of spam

March 1, 2012

Mmm, Spam. Canned ham. Fried up with butter and served next to fluffy scrambled eggs. Nothing like chopped, processed, formed, canned meat. Or so I thought when I was a pre-teen. That stuff was like heaven – a serious treat on a weekend morning. Now spam, though still available in canned form, has become something […]

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