Summer Sketches Along Eighty-Second Avenue

Sitting on a park bench along Whyte Avenue sipping on a takeout coffee just watching people on a Saturday afternoon with not much to do. Beside my feet lay my knapsack with the DJI drone, all three-spare batteries and a novel by Louise Penny. This weekend the wife was training others how to be better…

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…

What its like to Attend a Police Auction?

While perusing the EBC website, I came across a notice about a Police Auction taking place at Reid’s Auction house, on Saturday June 2 at 10:00am. As it turns out, Reid’s hosts a monthly Police Auction on the first Saturday of every month. They have a viewing the day before from 10am to 4pm and on…

What Constitutes a Successful Fishing Trip?

Everything that I do best happens after 2pm, so when I asked Tony, “what time are we leaving for the dock?” And his reply was “we leave at 6:15am.” I must have winced because his response to whatever gesture my face pulled was, “you said you wanted to go deep sea fishing? Then this is…

This Guys Perspective: Laptop or Tablet or Hybrid

Here it is, this guys’ perspective on buying a laptop or tablet. Let’s do a quick run down of computers that I have owned in my lifetime, which will totally give me a bias towards laptops. I had my first desktop back in my first year of college. I bought it off a graphic design…

Slippery Slope of Standards

It’s without pretension in my voice that I tried to move away from the kitchen table at 9:02am but my arse was glued to the sticky cushion after breakfast. Tired beyond recognition, I sat facing another long Saturday without plans. Reviewing the two novels resting on the dilapidated kitchen table, my brains pondering how I…