One Hundred Twenty Five Kilometres to Osoyoos, BC

Before jumping back into the Tacoma for the hour and a half drive West towards the southernmost town of the Okanagan Valley known as Osoyoos, we opted to stretch our legs and do a bit of boutique shopping in town. “Where do you want to go?” she asked as I pulled her down the sidewalk…

A Family’s Medical Journey; Do You Know Yours?

There is a history sitting before us prior to our own existence which tells a tale like no other. Its the journey of our ancestors. You’ve probably read about our ancestors in history books or online or through genealogy websites or passed down from generations of stories amongst your relatives. Then there is the journey…

Reminiscing About Breaking Into Adulthood

There was seven of us hanging out in the backyard of a close friend’s girlfriend’s parents house the month after we had graduated from high school. Corey the quiet one in his grey long sleeved shirt with the Levi’s logo across his chest in pair of ripped 501’s sitting alone contemplating his weekly preparations before…

Remembering Times Gone By

On January 1, 2012 my wife and I moved into a one-bedroom condo in a small rural Albertan town called Stony Plain, Alberta. We lucked out as this was a newer building with construction ending in 2010. The building had been built to house retirees. However the developer did not plan appropriately when it came…

To Unplug or Not to, That is My Question

Last night twenty people I know came out to have dinner and attend a comedy show. It was a swell time filled with laughter, humility, heckling and the most amazingly delicious homemade cake that my friend Abiola made in her #kejisbakery. During dinner I noted 75% of the time people were surprisingly not on their…

California to Colorado, a 1996 History Lesson

PART ONE This story began in August 1996 a few months after I had graduated from a 2-year community college with my first post secondary degree in broadcast journalism with an emphasis in visual communications. Twenty-years of life and it all fit inside a bankers box, a backpack and a duffel bag. Those prized possessions…

A Travellers Jumping Off Point

Part Two The success story begins in August of 1997 when Bolger started his fourth year of his history degree. In contrary my own degree was suffering and by December I needed to get the fuck out of dodge. Packing up a small duffel bag and pulling together a care package consisting of twelve-Colorado micro-brewery…

Is the Earth Flat?

You read that correctly, the question this afternoon is about whether the Earth is a globe or a flat surface. About eighteen-months ago a close colleague of mine informed me another friend of his seriously believes the Earth to be flat. We had a conversation about this topic. He explained the basic principles that his…

The Origins of Turkey Day aka Thanksgiving in Canada!

Thanksgiving in Canada is on the second Monday of October every year. And those lovely people to the South of the boarder, commonly referred to around here as ‘Merica, really have no clue when it comes to holidays in the country North of their boarder. Canadians have enjoyed Thanksgiving well before their counterparts to the South. And…

The Fortune Teller

Why is it always “on the money”?  Its by random chance that this fortune is in a box and YOUR Waiter pulls it out of the box and gives it to your table. And magically by another random selection it is now yours.  Thats the FUN of fortune cookies! A secret adventure is in store…

15-days of Reuniting with Gym

Yep, you read that title correctly. I have just spent the last 15-days getting reacquainted with the place where people go to work off fat, build a healthy heart, increase muscle tone and definition. My life at the gym looks like a rollercoaster ride in any theme park across the country. There are the low…