Guy is a volunteer guide at Vancouver’s Nitobe Memorial Garden, widely considered to be among the finest Japanese gardens outside of Japan. It commemorates Dr. Inazo Nitobe, arguably the world’s most famous Asian when he died in 1933. Though few of us will merit a memorial garden, we […]
Honorary Colonel Dale Watts in the cockpit of a C-130 Hercules aircraft en route to military Exercise Maple Resolve in Wainwright, AB in May 2019. My observation about people who are contemplating retirement is they tend to fall into one of two groups: (a) those who have planned […]
Not one to just sit on his hands and watch the world go by, our own Ron Blicq is currently editing a new book of his short stories: Short Stories and Tall Tales. It follows a 400-page memoir titled Oh, No, Not Now! which he published last year (available at McNally […]
At 6 am on Wednesday, August 19th, I picked up my girlfriend Lilian and off we drove to Thompson. Then, the 15-hour train ride to Churchill. Our bucket list included “Kayaking with the Belugas”—a tour that had been prebooked for Friday the 21st. But with the weather less […]
Judging by our most recent string of obituaries, our blog is in danger of succumbing to one of COVID-19’s most devastating side-effects: social distancing. Yes, unless we can find a remedy, I fear we may lose readers to more uplifting Websites like theuselessweb.com.