Archive for August, 2010

The Grandpa Simpson Syndrome

Lisa
Abe Simpson is a crusty ol’ cartoon Grandpa who’s known for saying things like, ‘I don’t like the look of those teenagers!” Continue reading

Memories of Nadrofsky

Lisa
Nadrofsky?  What the heck is that? Continue reading

Stepping Stones

Lisa
This will probably become a House Proud column at some point but for now it’s a work in progress.  Continue reading

Something for Newsies to Think About

Lisa
In the news business we get very jaded.  We get used to hearing about the awful things people do to each other, day after day, and we have even been known to make the occasional dark and twisted joke about... Continue reading

A Tale of Two Women

Lisa
Diandra Douglas and Michael Douglas divorced ten years ago after he went through a Tiger-Woods-lite period of drug and sex addiction.  They had been married more than two decades and had wed after dating just six weeks. Continue reading

A Sacred Site

Lisa
A battle in New York City over whether a Mosque should be built near the Ground Zero site is polarizing opinions of the people there. Continue reading

New Fossil Find

Lisa
Some construction workers putting a new sewer system into one of Edmonton’s richest neighbourhoods unearthed teeth and bones of a 70 million year old dinosaur.  It’s a particular type of critter that hasn’t been dug up in this part of... Continue reading

As Quick as a Finger Snap

Lisa
Last night over dinner with friends, talk turned to bees.  Continue reading

Must See TV

Lisa
At a dinner gathering at our friends’ place last night we got talking about television.  One of the gang is anticipating a work/life/commute change and she’s excited about actually watching TV shows as they happen.  Of course, that’s no longer... Continue reading

Wah wah wah

Lisa
I am really feeling the result of not taking any vacation time this summer. Continue reading