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What is a Weekend?

In the immortal words of Violet Crawley, “What is a weekend?”. With Old Harold’s retirement, it seems the two days I looked forward to in the week now have little meaning. There is also no rise and fall from hump…

Entertain Me!

Will our appetites for entertainment ever be satiated? On community Facebook pages, old Harold often see parents asking what things are available in town for kids to do. When I was a kid there were no computers, Netflix, Amazon or…

finance

The Art of Low Finance

Registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) area way to save money and defer income taxes until you are retired and pulling in less money. Ideally you put money into investments like mutual funds, and let them grow with compound interest into…

Edmonton Pizza

Old Harold would like to know where the best Pizza Parlour is in Edmonton. If you dare, please leave a comment below. When Old Harold lived in Edmonton decades ago I figure the best take-outs around the university were Campus…

Are the Oilers cursed?

I guess it’s suitable that the latest coaching change occurred around ground hog day. There’s certainly a sense of déjà vu about this. Underperformance leads to new players signings, player shuffling, and when that nets no improvement, we get a…

Uranus

This is a PSA about your anus. If you’ve never had any troubles with your anorectal area, move along, and maybe return if you do. Old Harold has spent most of his working life saddled to an office chair with…

Visit Lacombe, WTF?

Lacombe is a great place at stop for all seasons, especially ski season or summer holidays when going or coming back from the mountains and want to feast of fast or real food. In the non-snow season, you can trail…

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