Yesterday afternoon in the park, we helped celebrate our friend Thomas’s birthday with a potluck and games. I played some chess, had my hand injured in a slack-line tightening incident (I’m fine), didn’t come in dead last at croquet, and ate some of the best devilled eggs and broccoli salad I’ve ever had. By all […]
My friend Shannon Phillips is running for the Alberta NDP nomination for the Lethbridge West riding. I’ve put together a website to help get her message out. shannonphillips.ca
There are only a few people from my elementary school that I’m still in touch with. One of those people is Eric Bates. I was friends with him all throughout elementary and high school. In particular, I remember playing around on 3D Studio and a very early version of Photoshop with him in Bobby Salmaso’s […]
For the first time in 25 years, The Lethbridge Women’s Space was denied funding by the federal department for the Status of Women. The CBC has the story. We were status of woman funded for the last 25 years and we were very shocked when our application was denied because we have a very good […]
One of my good friends, David Logue, was on this week’s episode of Quirks and Quarks. The interview is about cricket songs. We tested the H that aggressive signals mitigate the costs of fighting by muting and looking at a population that had lost its song. Turns out they fight like crazy if they can’t […]
My friend Dave has been entertaining his Facebook contacts with a NCAA style elimination tournament of the most essential food in the vegetable kingdom. Upstart Kitchen has put together a great blog post about the tournament.
My friend Shannon Phillips is a freelance writer and journalist. When she asked me to take some photos for her new story, I jumped at the chance. I’m happy to say, the editors at Alberta Views used two of my images for the October edition article. The article is available online (sans photos).
A friend of mine is interning at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. She works next door to 1600 Pensylvania and though it’s only been a few days the interesting stories are already flowing: “The street right outside of my workplace is closed off because [Prime Minister] Stephen Harper is coming to the White House. […]
Over the weekend I went to my good friend Duane’s stag in Banff. We were lounging around in a bar sometime after midnight. My friend Niall was sitting beside me in a little love seat, in front of us sat a coffee table and on the other side two ladies were chatting with us. Out […]
An Ariane 5 rocket launched two scientific space observatories, Herschel and Planck, at 13:12 GMT this morning that will help scientists better understand the formation of the universe. The launch took the better part of 30 minutes from ignition to spin-up and separation of the Planck and Herschel. The launch: [Herschel and Planck Launch – […]