I am unashamedly a lifelong lover of Star Trek. My mom and brother made fun of my crush on Captain Picard when I was 8, I watched TNG every day after school for years, and later, I was thrilled with the work I got to
I often think about how crazy people must have been in the early part of the 20th century. Or, at least brave, hardy, resilient, and intrepid.
That's what was on my mind as we gazed out over the wasteland that is Frank Slide, still, 113 years
In early August, I travelled to Castle Mountain, a southern Alberta ski resort in the Rocky Mountains an hour and a half west of Lethbridge, to attend a really pretty outdoor wedding ceremony. The area was beautiful, and although I don't have any photos of the
When the little turbo-prop plane takes off from Calgary International Airport, I fall into a sort of half-sleep immediately. Fashionism played a show last night opening for the absolutely fabulous, ultra-gay glam-pop artist Laurice; I didn’t get to bed till after 2, and caught my
As the automatic glass doors to Super Flea Market slide open, I’m hit with a blast of warm, sugary air. At a booth just across from the entrance, mini donuts lazily sizzle down a river of hot oil. Their crackling rises over the drone of Sunday morning
For the June 2011 issue of Alberta Venture, I wrote a small piece on the historic Vilna Pool Hall & Barbershop. It’s the oldest such combo still operating in the province (apparently, these were once common). Along with Vilna’s giant roadside mushrooms, it’s one of the small northeastern Alberta town’s