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My life

Life is pretty great, feeling pretty lucky.

Calgary By Bike is a number one best seller!

July 19, 2015

Some of you might know this, but a few weeks ago, I released a little project I had been working on called Calgary By Bike.  It’s a map and guide to the Calgary’s new cycle tracks which were a hot …

Vancouver photographer perfectly captures the final years of strangers’ beautiful dogs.

February 25, 2015

Having pets can be tricky.  You love them the second meet them, you bring them into your life, you take care of them, yet you know that one day, you’ll say goodbye to them. Yikes, this got depressing quickly, eh? …

What is Alberta’s best backcountry secret? Meet Mount Engadine Lodge.

February 23, 2015

When it comes to experiences in Alberta’s mountains, there’s probably none more iconic than staying at the backcountry lodge. Far away from civilization, the internet and many of life’s distractions. Not to mention, you usually need to hike/ski/horseback ride to …

Check out these Calgary-themed Valentine’s Day cards!

February 12, 2015

This week, people all around North America will be celebrating Valentine’s Day. And as the years have gone on, it seems harder and harder to come up with a unique gift for your the special one if your life. So …

A summer-like Sunday in Calgary is picture perfect!

January 25, 2015

New temp record in #YYC confirmed by @environmentca. 17.2 degrees Celsius at 3PM, breaking old record of 13.1 set in 2007. — 660News Calgary (@660News) January 26, 2015 Today’s the day everyone hates Calgary.  Well, everyone except Calgary. Which much …

Should you get a selfie stick?

January 20, 2015

Here’s a new video blog about the selfie stick…and why everyone should get one!

Christmas traditions: How some mice brought my family together like never before.

December 24, 2014

Every family has a storyteller right?  Well, my family has perhaps one of the greatest storytellers of all time.  My granny Jean (yes, that granny) has a memory like a vault, because of that, she can share in perfect detail …

The 24 hour activist

December 4, 2014

I want to tell you about today.  For you, it probably wasn’t a particularly different day and that’s great. But for me, it was a day that I never want to forget. And since I started this blog eight years …

Video: Surviving the haunted Atlas Coal Mines. (language warning….)

October 28, 2014

What’s the scariest thing to do in Alberta? That’s a question a lot of us are probably asking this time of year. After all, Halloween is just a few days away! For years, I had heard that the Atlas Coal …

Great places to meet your neighbours in Calgary and shop at the same time!

October 16, 2014

If you’ve ever chatted with me, read this blog or followed me on Twitter, it wouldn’t take you long to figure out that I’ve always loved supporting all the great and local businesses around Calgary.  Throughout every neighbourhood of this …

Travel: A holiday on horseback turns into much more!

October 2, 2014

You may have noticed that I’ve had a pretty wild summer. Between the via ferrata, paddleboarding, rock climbing and hanging out with bears, I’ve been spending much of this summer being scared.  But rarely have I been nervous. Because at …

I’m going back to school….to teach!

July 25, 2014

Here’s something I never thought I’d say:  I’m going back to school! But this time, it’s to teach! Yup, nine years after graduating with my B.Ed, I’m heading back to the classroom to teach about really the only thing I …

Confessions of a Calgary Expo moderator!

April 28, 2014

This weekend, more than 60,000 fans walked through the doors of Calgary’s Entertainment and Comic Expo, (but most people just called it Comic Con.)  If you’ve never been, I have to tell you that as a Calgarian, it’s one of …

The story of my first bike.

April 9, 2014

Here in Calgary, there’s been a lot of debate in City Hall about the future of cycle tracks around the city’s downtown core.  I’ve spent hours writing columns, Twitting and Instramming my support. As someone who uses his bike every …

I just backed the Kenny vs. Spenny movie and you should too!

March 23, 2014

If you’ve read this blog even once over the past few months, you’ll know that backing the Veronica Mars movie on Kickstarter was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  So since then, I’ve been on the search for …