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Park Bench

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…

unme

How to be “un”

These days it is seems more important to not be something than to be something. I call this how to be "un". When did this un-trend get started? It seems to me it has been ongoing for a long time,…

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…

It’s a Click-Bait World

Let's be honest, all of us get most of our information from social media, like Facebook and YouTube, right? The creators of that content know how to suck us in. They know that click-bait is the way to go to…

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…

The Alt-Right: A Grifter’s Paradise

This article is an extension of a previous article: Conspiracy Theory Marketing. This article focuses on the demographic known as the "Alt-Right", which are very often the target of conspiracy theory marketing. The Alt-Right has proven to be fertile ground…

Fringe Theatre Event 2022

For the first time in two years, the Fringe Theatre Event is back in full swing! The previous two years (2020,2021) were virtually non-existent due to pandemic restrictions. Finally fringe lovers get to experience the full experience with live theatre,…

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…

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