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The Origins of Alicorn

Last article I talked at length about how many attempts at what seemed to be describing a rhinoceros ended up becoming the unicorn...

The Best Chapter: Ties to the Past

When I was five years old, I spent one day at a one-room school near the farm where I grew up. Coal Creek...

A Summary of “Assessing the Impact of Aircraft Noise in the Vicinity of Major...

This report, tabled by the TRAN Committee in Parliament on March 19th, 2019, takes a strong stance in support of communities affected by...

The Power of Positive Self-Talk for Young Athletes and Dancers

There is one rule of thumb that we like to follow when we are encouraging young dancers—treat yourself as you would your best...

The Best Chapter: Precious Distractions

When my children were very young, I had an uneasy relationship with time. My days dragged but the baby years passed with breathtaking...

Straight from the Unicorn’s Mouth: An Overview of Unicorn Mythological History

This month, I decided to look at unicorns because they just feel spring-y. My research taught me two things: unicorns are one of...

More Bus Blues

I’m back with more bus blues. As a public transit rider in Calgary, I usually make it to my destination without incident. Now and then,...

Chasing Rainbows: Learning about Leprechauns

Mythological folklore is one of the few things that I feel qualified to talk about. As a long-time fantasy fiction nerd, I’ve got...

The Best Chapter: The Perils of Retirement

What could possibly threaten a happy retirement? Boredom? Poverty? Serious pickleball injuries? In my experience, one of the biggest threats to retirement is employment. At...

What Does a Career Coach Do?

by Dr. Hoda Kilani Are you unsure of the next steps in your life journey? Whether you are a young or mature adult, reflecting on...

Freezing Temperatures Are Only Part of the Concern…

When we get cold snaps in Calgary, our heating systems often fail, and our pipes freeze. Also, due to Chinook Winds, Calgary experiences...

A Number of Years Ago…

A number of years ago, as a person wanting to have a voice in the world, I joined Toastmasters. It was a life...