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Is Alberta the Texas of the North?

I recently went to Dallas for a Library Communications and Marketing conference. It was awesome but I'm not talking about that today. My goal for this post is to put to rest the stereotype that Alberta is the Texas of Canada by comparing Dallas to Alberta's two big centres, Calgary and Edmonton. Let's see if it works... and ...

Flamingo by Alexander Calder (1974)

Public Art in Chicago

When I went to Chicago, I expected to discover art and urban culture. There's the world famous Art Institute of Chicago, which I planned to spend an entire afternoon in (and I did). What I didn't expect was to see huge public art sculptures all over the city as we explored the downtown neighbourhoods. [caption ...

Best Eats of Chicago

What can I say about Chicago? It's a huge metropolitan city with a prairie feel. Midwest hospitality is a real thing and results in the best customer service experience I've ever had. I thought Canadians were some of the friendliest in the world but I think we may have some competition from the folks of the ...