Archive for November, 2011

Pacioretty suspension justified

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Many Habs fans will be crying in indignation tonight at the news that their young power forward, Max Pacioretty, has been suspended for three games. NHL official Brendan Shanahan levied the punishment for his mid-ice hit on Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang Saturday night. Those readers aware of my own allegiances will wonder when the other shoe [...]

Dodgy Artists

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

“No picture taking please” – Sign on Sino-Canadian art display, Calgary A couple of times a year the lobby of our office tower is rented to an oil painting vendor. I’d be the last to offer a critical opinion of the oeuvres – OK, maybe not the last – but, at a mere glance, the [...]

The Cat, the Guide and the School Bus

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

To read an illustrated pdf of my article on my return to the fabulous snowcat skiing at Mustang Powder, published in the Buyer’s Guide 2012 issue of Ski Canada magazine, please click here.

Truly forgotten?

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Although not appropriate for Remembrance Day itself, there is an episode in Canadian military history that is worth recalling. Worth recalling because it is little known and even less understood. It is the involvement of Canadians or, more accurately, British North Americans as they were then known, in the American Civil War. If you were [...]

Kill the Wabbits

Monday, November 7th, 2011

“… and we’re forced to deal with rabbits that have been implemented”-  Irate caller on CHQR 770, Calgary It’s become a post-modern truism that animals, especially soft cuddly ones, generate more sympathy in people than people. The plight of poor helpless animals seems to have an endless ability to generate emotion and donations to concerned [...]

Now Yoda, what next?

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

There’s a recent entertainment story relating how Star Wars‘ Yoda will be replaced with a computer-generated (CGI) image in the new Blu-ray release. This made me think about a related subject that’s been bugging me for a while now: when will the next Marx Brothers movie come out? No, seriously. The technology is rapidly advancing and, [...]