Tag Archives: economics

Music Monday – “They call me a troublemaker ’cause I’m finally saying “no”/I’ve been working hard and yet my pay is still so low

A highlight of my time at the Writers Guild of Alberta was getting to book Maria Dunn to speak and perform at our annual conference at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. “Troublemaker” – Maria Dunn

#Flames Could Clinch A Playoff Spot Tonight

With two games left in the season, the Calgary Flames can clinch a playoff spot for the first time since 2009 and also eliminate the Stanley Cup defending LA Kings if they beat the Kings tonight. (Since so many Canadian teams – Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg – all have playoff implications tied to the Kings, fans […]

Equality vs. Equity

An important thing to keep in mind as you move through this world…

Secular Sunday – Chocolate Crosses

Saw a supply of these in the Minot Wal-Mart a couple years ago and couldn’t decide whether to laugh, be offended (even as a non-Christian) or marvel at how crass capitalism can be sometimes! “Hey kids, enjoy this chocolate cross that represents where a man died for your sins!” “Oh, yummy!”

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Before Target, There Was Zellers (September 2009)

Target is now closed for good in Regina after teaching a lesson in how not to run a business.  (I still remember reading an interview with some Target big wig right before they opened who said something like: “Oh, we don’t intend to have lower prices than our competition.  We’ll price to match the market.”) Even if […]

The Raw After Wrestlemania

Sunday night was Wrestlemania, the biggest PPV show on the WWE’s annual calendar. And after lots of doubts about the lead-up, it turned out to be one of the best Wrestlemanias of all-time in many observer’s opinions. Almost as good is the Raw After Wrestlemania… Imagine your favorite dramatic TV series, say, Game of Thrones […]

Music Monday – O Chips!

A visually impaired Liberian street musician named Weesay makes up a song about chips on the spot using a very unique guitar… After the video goes viral, he is given a real guitar from supporters in the US. Now there’s even an IndieGogo campaign to raise funds to fly him to the US for surgery to […]

Friday Fun Link – #NHL Tankathon

The Playoff Race isn’t the only exciting part of this year’s NHL season. The race for the bottom to see who drafts first overall and takes Connor McDavid, projected as the first generational superstar since Sidney Crosby, is heating up as well. Behold the Tankathon!

Friday Fun Link – How Are Pistachio Nuts Harvested and Roasted?

I love any behind-the-scenes video of this type but this one is particularly relevant as Shea and I are on a total pistachio kick right now…

Behind The Scenes at a 5-Star All-Inclusive Resort on the Mayan Riviera

After our recent holiday, I was interested in learning more about these mega-resorts (practically mini-cities) operate. This article provides a great overview on this subject, giving a behind-the-scenes tour of the same chain we stayed at in the Dominican Republic but from their Mayan Riviera complex.