We live in an isolated community. Fort McMurray - a city, or urban service area, located 435 km northeast of Edmonton with a population of 68,002. Besides a few other hamlets within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the closest other settlement lies approximately 200 km south. For all intents and purposes, we are alone.… Continue reading One Way In, One Way Out
Author: CJ Bowers
Summer Shorts: Am I a Ninja?
I like to think that I'm a sneaky guy. That I can move about silently and quickly without being heard or seen. Some people at work seem to think so, at least. My wife, on the other hand? Well... With her working on shift, she tends to go to bed considerably earlier than I do.… Continue reading Summer Shorts: Am I a Ninja?
An Adventure of a Lifetime
There are times in your life when you go out looking for a new adventure, and other times when a new adventure goes out looking for you. Sometimes, both. I suppose this would be one of those stories. I recently just came back from a trip to Las Vegas. For some of you reading this,… Continue reading An Adventure of a Lifetime
Do You Get Where I’m Coming From?
Ancestry is a funny thing. Or at least, that's the feeling I get from reading different articles on Facebook. I know, I know. I should know better, but I don't. I can't help myself. I see an interesting headline, and I click on it. Feel free to judge me if you wish, but I also… Continue reading Do You Get Where I’m Coming From?
Whispers of the Past
This morning, crawling through the usual social media sprawl, I ran upon a single image that made me stop for a moment. Now, I don't mind admitting that I stared at it for longer than the other posts I had been looking at. My mind began to wander, and my brain was suddenly thrown into… Continue reading Whispers of the Past
Have you ever wished your life was more exciting? Have you ever looked at someone else and thought, "I wish that could be me?" Do you ever feel like you haven't done anything meaningful with your life? Of course, you have. Everybody has. Does this surprise you? The thought that everybody might be thinking the… Continue reading Your Story
Give a Little, Save a Lot
What would you do to save your favourite haunts? Would you fight? Or would you do nothing and let them fade into obscurity? These are the questions I'm asking you today. It should come as no surprise at this point that the restaurant industry has taken a pounding over the last two years. Even more… Continue reading Give a Little, Save a Lot
A New Year Is a Good Year
Here we are. The end of 2021. Finally! Good riddance, right? I hear you.
A Silent Night
It doesn't feel much like Christmas. At least, that's how I've been feeling. December seems to have rushed by in a flash. I've only managed to put up the Christmas tree last week, and now here we are. People just seem constantly tired and irritable. I can't say I'm any better. Maybe it's still COVID,… Continue reading A Silent Night
Fossils in Focus: Mosasaur
Remember that scene in Jurassic World? The movie where the giant meat-eating fishy dino jumps out of the pool like a dolphin and eats the shark whole? Pretty cool, right? Yeah... that's probably not what they were like at all. I love the Jurassic World/Jurassic Park franchise, but they really love to embellish quite a… Continue reading Fossils in Focus: Mosasaur