Is it legal for a store to refuse cash in Canada? In recent days, I have seen countless people complain on social media about how current measures and precautions in regards to COVID-19 are infringing upon their individual rights. The great mask debate is a perfect example. Now, it seems, people are getting aggravated with… Continue reading Cash, Coronavirus & You!
The night slowly wakens the sun gently falls The dark has me shaken my skin fiercely crawls I find myself lonely the forest so dim Soon all kinds of creatures sing their haunting hymn The trees reach above me their branches all curled I'm frightened and jumpy from this ghostly world The ground foul and… Continue reading Fireflies
The slick bus doors hissed and swung open, compelling Martha to look up as a man she knew descended the stairs. Her breath caught and she froze, not knowing what to do as she felt his gaze fall upon her. Hesitantly, she brushed a few wet strands of auburn hair away from her face, sending… Continue reading Moments: In the Cold
This past week, I had the pleasure of having my vehicle decorated by an unknown individual. You didn't show your face. You waited until I walked away. You disappeared as quickly as you came. The picture you left on the back end of my car...is...something I can't put into words. Not because I don't want… Continue reading I’m Angry
The distant rumble of thunder swept over the gently swaying treetops of the old pines as Emma slowed for a moment to rest her chilled and aching feet. The muddy road beneath her slowly gave way to her rain-soaked leather boots, and she frantically scanned the road ahead in hopes of finding some sign of… Continue reading In the Shadows
6 o'clock hits and I put the dish down. He sniffs, looks up at me, looks back to the bowl, then back to me ... and then walks away. *sigh* I feel like I'm dealing with a child who refuses to eat his peas. During our most recent trip to the vet, I mentioned that… Continue reading Pet Parenting: River Does Dieting
A sudden sharp hiss and suddenly the flame jumped to life, releasing a small acrid cloud into the dark air that surrounded it. The fire danced gently as it moved forward, slowly licking at the wick of the candle before it split off, giving birth to a new light. The gloomy room gently came in… Continue reading Waiting
Writing is hard business. Trying to keep motivated has got to be one of the most challenging things I have ever faced since starting this blog...online publication...project...whatever you want to call it. I really don't have a name for it. My voice. Trying to find the time and the inspiration alone is daunting. I hate… Continue reading Blogging 201: New Beginnings
Alberta is a province bursting with beauty. Look around you and you will see fields and forests. Mountains and plains. Valleys and rivers. Alberta has it all, and that is something we should be proud of. I am not, however, proud of how the Alberta government is dealing with our provincial parks. This past March,… Continue reading Alberta Parks: The Approaching Darkness
Another year has come and gone and for those few that read my annual beer review, you may be wondering......where is it? Well, dear friends, this may come as a shock, but I've been extremely busy. This year, I decided to participate in a small little production of Evil Dead: The Musical in which I… Continue reading Beer Advent 2019: What Went Wrong?