Last week, the Alberta, Canada, Government released a document called Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that Respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions. You can download the document here in PDF format. As I read through this document, I wished I would be going to school in this kind of open, … Continue reading Gender Identity Diversity in Alberta Schools
On 16 March 2010, M and I left the interior of South Africa, on a life-changing journey that began in the Prairies of rural Canada. I wrote about some of the culture shock I experienced, followed by a realisation that I was happy with the move. Today, on 23 November 2015, 2,076 days after landing, … Continue reading Lo, Canada
For the longest time, I have wanted to be a B-list celebrity. I get a kick out of being recognised as "that guy" from a play or a television commercial, but I would not want my face plastered across the front page of the newspaper (or Buzzfeed, he said, bringing his references up to date) … Continue reading Engage!
It's snowing today in Calgary. While this is expected for March, it was unexpected for me. We moved here from Lloydminster last August, and after two-and-a-half years there, I thought we were used to heavy snow. The good news is, the yard is much smaller, there is no driveway, and the front path is much … Continue reading Snowfall
On 31 August 2012, we move to Calgary. I have missed city life, apparently, because I'm looking forward to it. Six hours of driving with a small dog is going to be ... interesting. We've been busy getting the house in order for the new owner, and packing (when I say "we", I mean M). … Continue reading Moving to Calgary
30 seconds of pain. Mortifying. Two ways to describe my first television advert on Lloydminster's local news channel. I did it as a favour for a chartered plane company in town, and when you take into account that I didn't want to do any lines on camera, the end result wasn't too bad. To save … Continue reading Canadian television debut
We just got back from a visit to South Africa. It's my second trip back this year, but M's first, since we left for Canada in March 2010. The first thing we noticed was how much the price of food has gone up. Whether it's Woolworths packaging fewer items for the same price, or restaurants … Continue reading How things have changed
What I learned on Delta Airlines, flying from Edmonton to Johannesburg via Minneapolis and Atlanta: - I drove from Lloydminster to Edmonton. Halfway there, Marinus SMSed me to inform me that I'd left my SA phone at home. I was about to turn around and drive back, but he agreed to meet me at the … Continue reading What I learnt from Delta Airlines
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Not much to say. Sorry for my readers (all three of you). So much has happened, and yet not much has happened. It's the same as when you catch up with an old friend and find out that apart from that big piece of news, they are the same person. So for the record, our … Continue reading Still alive!