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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


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…


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


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