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That 70’s Dickens Edition

I guess my experience in Red Deer Public School System in the 70’s wasn’t too different from many kids in Alberta. We walked to school, no buses and home for lunch every day. When it got cold you were bundled…

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Disorderly Eating

Old Harold is afflicted with disorderly eating. Eating too much of the wrong stuff has had me hovering between overweight and obese for most of my adult life. Paralleling this, my subcutaneous fat has gradually gone on holiday leaving my…

Talent show addiction

Old Harold is a talent show addict. For the past number of years it’s been to The Voice, and before that American Idol. During the season, on Monday and Tuesday nights I tune into The Voice first for the blinds…

The Clutter Spectrum

Where are you on the clutter spectrum? Can you stand living in your own filth and pestilence, or does everything have to be spick and span with everything in its own place? Old Harold is somewhere in the middle, maybe…

How the west was won

– WARNING – bias small town political commentary Well friends, after a couple months of intensive analysis, I’ve determined how the Liberals defeated the Conservatives in the last federal election. They got more seats. How did they get more seats…

The Tick Tock of Time

You spend the first period of life on offense, the second period in sports that may not be sports and the last period playing defense. When old Harold was a pup, he was indestructible and bounced back from an assortment…

Election Fever

In the next couple months we’ll be whipped into a frenzy by election fever. The Canadian Political Wrestling Federation will hold televised debates showing who can sling mud the fastest while ducking questions about trivial matters such as ethics, groping,…

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Gardening

Gardens are a time-honoured tradition, which in the past served to nourish larger families than there are now and save on grocery bills. Victory gardens played important roles during wartime to help families be more self-sufficient and less affected by…

The Art of Laziness

The art of laziness is best appreciated as a solo endeavor. As a kid, my efforts to practice the art were thwarted by a psychotic older brother with whom I shared a room. From the rare sleepovers Cinder-Harold was allowed…

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