It’s Officially Official Day; DNA is Alive!

Hello Friends of the Internet, Today we are proud to announce on Canadian Family Day we ripped off the bandaid here at jacksoncrabb.wordpress.com by purchasing a NEW flashy domain name… Distracted in Alberta James and myself (Aaron) have been working on getting our proverbial stuff together over the past couple of years to bring Distracted…

A Turkey in Time Departing from Edmonton International Airport

For ninety-three percent of the people out there traveling the first flight I chose to fly on down to Wisconsin would make you arrive with bright red eyes, blurry vision and a lack of pep in their step. Of course for this guy being awake after midnight is an everyday occurrence and red eye syndrome…

An Eruption of Laughter and the Sweet Surrender of Serendipity

Whilst the hostess set down the menus and silverware wraps we tugged on our zippers pulling apart the sides of our jacket, Shauna drew her arms out then snuggled up inside the jacket while I tossed the jacket, toque and gloves into the awaiting seat next to mine then sat down. Neither of us spoke…

An Unexpected Discovery; Kirkness Place Townhomes

She popped out of the truck face mask over her ears and smiled with her eyes. “This place doesn’t look too bad from the outside. What do you think the inside looks like?” I shook my head in wonderment. “Well, let’s go check this out.” Upon entering into the show home the women at the…

Driving Into the Unknown; Viewing Property in Northeast Edmonton

Sitting back in the oversized micro-leather black chair it facing our back patio door and a wide bay window overlooking the sparse trees along the fence. My face twisting into and out of perplexing contours and configurations when my wife interrupted my thoughts with, “hey what has you perplexed this morning?” This unexpected interruption pulling…

Show Homes in SW Edmonton

After my initial review on Monday of the Altius property that Shauna had found, I spoke to her about the other property I found a mere five minutes away from that location on the SW side of Edmonton. We determined Friday night would be best for a viewing and comparison of the show homes. Briefly…

An Unexpected Stop in Glenridding

Right blinker on, I pulled the steering wheel turning south and drove 500m to the parking lot yanked another right and headed for a parking space. There they stood five stylish townhomes standing side-by-side all assembled in their brightly painted facades. Locking the truck, I nearly sprinted across the lot to the front door. Hand…

Living with Your Decisions

Have you ever made a decision you were one-hundred percent sure of at the time then several months after living with said decision you realized maybe that was not exactly what you had in mind? This is that story. Back in January 2012 we returned from teaching English in South Korea. We found a modest…

The 2021/2022 Big Canada Run; Join Our Team!

Are you looking for something to keep you motivated for the next year with your Fitness Goals? Then you have come to the right place. We are putting together a team of runners, hikers, walkers, cyclists and swimmers to compete in the 2021/2022 Big Canada Run! This is a virtual challenge that covers 8,000kms from…

A Saturday Night Success; Chasing Aurora Borealis

Late Saturday night my phone notification alert went off at 10:48pm informing there was a 12% chance the Northern Lights being visible in the sky tonight. Opening up the Aurora app, I checked the map to see what the predicted location of the Aurora would be? According to the prediction map the Aurora was splitting…

Public Transportation; A Second and Third Dose

After racing around Arizona and primarily the city of Phoenix, I sold everything I owned and moved North across the imaginary line between its neighbouring country; Canada. During the transition from one location to the next sometimes you need to suffer consequences of choices made and in doing so you will relive a period of…

Vroom Vroom

Alberta Aviation Museum Edmonton, Alberta Canada

What has One Love, Two Doors and Three Storeys?

On a cold Monday back in January 2012, my wife and I had just begun to settle into our empty one-bedroom, one-bathroom open concept-condo. We had moved half-way back around the world from Paju City, Gyeonngi-do South Korea to Onoway, Alberta Canada. We spent the last two weeks of December 2011 living in the basement…

A Three Hour Journey from Edmonton to Cochrane, Alberta

QE2 as its known in Alberta runs directly south out of Edmonton and just shy of three-hours you arrive on the outskirts of Calgary. Today, we opted to turnoff in Airdrie and verge onto route 567, driving through the town. “This place sure had grown,” said the wife. “Honestly, I wouldn’t know as I didn’t…

Planning an October Road Trip to British Columbia Canada

The plan for Friday evening was not supposed to be researching a possible road trip to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia but instead was supposed to be further research into Affiliate Marketing, how to obtain links from a variety of advertisers and learning how to implement those links into a variety of social media…

A Red Masked Bandit Tells a Story in a Rock and Gem Shop

Whilst I was looking through the three bins of rough stones another guy entered the store. There must have been half-a-dozen people in the shop and the owner went off to provide assistance to other customers. As I stood spraying water onto the pieces and seeing each side light up with a nice polished colour…

A Book, A Tea and Two Early Afternoon Shop Stops

This morning started like any other Saturday morning. Woke up at 6:26am and headed for the bathroom then wandered into the kitchen when I noticed it was six-twenty-six in the morning. Yawning I pressed the kettle button as the water started to churn then my brains caught up to what day it was. “Shit, isn’t…

A Round of Eighteen at Norwester Disc Golf Course

Yesterday, after work I happily sped off down the street and within fourteen minutes I pulled up to the curb and parked across the street from Norwester Park. This nine hole course has both a main course and an alternative course. The main course is 886 meters long and has is a great challenge for…

Round One at The Hills at Charlesworth Disc Golf Course, Edmonton, Alberta

When a player searches for Disc Golf Courses here in Edmonton only a handful of them appear. Unless you include the greater metro area in which you’ll have to drive a minimum of thirty minutes to reach the town’s of Beaumont, Leduc or Spruce Grove. Edmonton Rundle Park Newster Park Hills at Charlesworth Beaumont 4-Seasons…

A Beginner’s Introduction to the Sport of Disc Golf

Sometime ago, way back in time probably a decade ago there was a place I lived near a desert. One afternoon a man walked into our condo with a bag of plastic discs. These discs had names like Astor, Enigma, Magician and Gremlin. Each disc had a random set of numbers stamped on top 11,…

Modern Flight, a Tutorial in Flying a Drone

On Christmas morning it took 22-minutes of unwrapping presents from my family in order to receive my mini-first person drone called Tello. Tello is small, small enough to fit in the palm of my hand (albeit I’ve a pretty large palm). From the first flight on top of our bed, to the moment I wrapped…

Where Have You Been? Part Deux

The original story “Where Have You Been?” was published on May 17, 2020 with a total of 1,345 words, which included scandalous information and a sordid story about my epic whining about why I still had to work whilst everyone else was sent home to enjoy their houses, children and families during this epic COVID-19…