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View from the peak of Ha Ling
The Start Line
Evening in Chinon
Lazy Man's Cabbage Roll Casserole
Cattle Drive Sculpture

Is Alberta the Texas of the North? A city comparison

I recently went to Dallas for a Library Communications and Marketing conference. It was awesome but I'm not talking about that today. ...

Palma il Vecchio - de Badende Nymphenen Diana and Callisto

Finding Affordable Local Art for Your Home

As a child, visiting my Grandma B's house meant seeing naked ladies.  In paintings on the walls. [caption id="attachment_2798" ...

Grid collage of portraits of women I think are hele grote madams.

Flenglish: To be a Large Woman

In Belgium there is a term for a "larger than life" woman. She does what she pleases, she's confident, and people respect her. She's ...

Edmonton's Churchill Square and Arts District at night.

All Night Art Party: Nuit Blanche Edmonton

Nuit Blanche: French colloquialism for "a sleepless night." Since moving to Edmonton, I've wanted to volunteer. I really enjoy volunteering and I firmly believe it's an important place to start exploring new personal or professional goals. It's a chance to contribute to the community and yourself ...

Steak Tartare Sandwich

Canadian Food Championships in Edmonton

Last week, Billy competed in the Canadian Food Championships (CFC) at Taste of Edmonton food festival. The whole event was organized by Events Edmonton and the CFC. It's a year-long search to find Canada's best cooks - amateur and professional - who battle each other in the kitchen. Who will win? ...

The Book Covers of Light Summer Reading for Smart Babes

Summer Reading for Smart Babes

It's hard for me to believe that we're at the apex of summer. It's been unseasonably hot in Alberta and it's made a beautiful season more enjoyable. I've been busy with my new telecommuting work schedule, enjoying drives into the prairies twice a week, visiting family in Belgium, attending a gorgeous ...

Winston Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton

To give or not to give (cash): Homelessness in Edmonton

Since I started working out of the Stanley Milner Library Building, I have encountered more homeless people than I have in the last... oh, 4 years or so.  I didn't see many homeless while living in Belgium. When I was living in Lacombe, I didn't notice any homelessness. Poverty exists in Lacombe and ...