Category Archives: ThrowbackThursday

#tbt – “Library Cuts Aren’t About Right vs. Left, They’re About Right vs. Wrong” #skpoli #saveSKLibraries @premierbradwall @saskmla

Good news for library supporters across Saskatchewan today as Premier Brad Wall has asked Education Minister Don Morgan to review the cuts to libraries that were announced in the budget a month ago! Nothing is guaranteed from this review of course and libraries could end up with anything from a full restoration of funding, partial […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – 2007 #skpoli Responses Regarding Libraries #SaveSKLibraries

Sometimes I wonder why I keep this blog up, basically every day, for over ten years. Looking through some old blog posts recently, I realised that librarians are natural archivists and that’s part of the reason. For example, looking for something else, I realised that I’d posted the responses I got prior to the 2007 Saskatchewan […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – @SaskParty Provides $5.2 Million To Fund SILS Province-wide Library System (March 2010) #skpoli #saveSKLibraries

For Throwback Thursday, I’m posting an article I found in the Spring 2010 issue of the Saskatchewan Library Trustees Association newsletter – a happier time only seven short years ago when the province’s ten library systems joined together to form SILS, a province-wide public library consortium that was the culmination of decades of inter-provincial cooperation between […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Family Photo at Regina Public Library (June 2011)

When we did a family photo shoot in 2011, we decided to use downtown as our location which naturally led us to include a few shots around my employer, Regina Public Library.

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Just Another Night at the ER (June 2016)

When I had my really bad elbow infection last summer, I did a course of antibiotics but the infection didn’t go down at all. After a weekend in Saskatoon without any noticeable change, Shea suggested I go to the ER (well, after we called the Healthline because why would I trust my RN wife unless […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – NDP Future Looks Bright (October 2012)

In October 2012, during the Sask NDP Leadership race, I was able to attend a forum that happened at Arcola, Saskatchewan and which featured three of the four leadership candidates. At the time, only Trent Wotherspoon was an elected member of Parliament.  Now, Erin Weir is the MP for Regina-Lewvan and Ryan Meili is the […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Bull Fight (February 2000)

The other day I wrote about some memories of our first all-inclusive vacation to Mazatlan Mexico in 2000. One thing I didn’t mention but which is a strong memory was our decision to see a bullfight. I’m not sure what I expected but I was surprised by a lot of it – not just that […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Splash Park (July 2014)

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – The Best Haircut Ever?

When I was working for the Writers Guild of Alberta, we ended up getting into a “Who has the worst (and therefore best!) ID photo?” discussion during one pub night. A young writer I knew pulled out his student ID (which, tellingly, he still carried even though he was no longer a student) and I knew […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – My Storytelling Outfit?

I was looking back and realised that the shirt and pants I wore to tell stories to some kids in a summer reading program two years ago… …are the same ones I wore this past summer. (I have no photographic evidence of what I wore for the school visit in summer 2015 but I suspect it […]