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Party Like It's 1776

Happy Independence Day!  And what better place to spend it than at the birthplace of the original Stars and Stripes: Betsy Ross’ House in Philadelphia, PA.   138 more words

A guffaw, a guff, and a MacGuffin

#AsteroidDay. How was it for you? I had intended to post up my highlight, but a rare heatwave has slow-cooked my brain… until just before day’s end, a cool breeze silenced the birds, and the dusk got exploded by a storm. 249 more words

Literary Fiction

Why some of Edmonton's taxi drivers welcome Uber

As the city’s review of its vehicle-for-hire policies stalls, and Coun. Michael Oshry calls for the police commission to intervene and enforce the traffic safety act on Uber drivers, the contentious ride-share app dubbed by many as the “taxi-killer” has found support from an unlikely group: taxi drivers. 441 more words

Uber

Episode One - Video Footnote: Return to Edgewood Cemetery

So I went back to Edgewood Cemetery to try and get an updated set of GPS Coordinates in the decimal form that Find a Grave prefers (as opposed to the Degree, Minutes and Seconds which I am used to,) and lo and behold in all of the excitement of the last trip – someone overlooked an important something…

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Stanley Milner Library: Bye bye brutalism, hello library of the future

Comedian Craig Ferguson once quipped that Edmonton’s brutalist downtown library looked like a prison. With a $72 million makeover beginning next year, though, he might mistake it for a modern art museum the next time he rolls through town. 458 more words

Footnotes

The Trap

What made him (Benjamin Constant) unusual was that he believed the two things were connected: the pleasures of modernity and its dangers. People who concentrate on their private satisfactions leave themselves vulnerable to spasmodic outbreaks of uncontrolled violence.

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Rickshaw Dave returns to a different downtown

On a recent Friday night downtown, I stepped out of Red Star Pub and saw something I never thought I’d see on Jasper Avenue: a rickshaw. 493 more words

Edmonton