St. Anthony of Padua Church and Cemetery
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St. Anthony of Padua Church and Cemetery

St. Anthony of Padua Church and Cemetery are located southwest of Medicine Hat. The church has fallen into disrepair and seems to stand as a symbol of a past reality now fading. A story entitled “Tattered rural church tells an historic story” written by Gillian Slade and published in the Medicine Hat News on July…

Searching for Spring Along the Road to Mandy Lake
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Searching for Spring Along the Road to Mandy Lake

It’s nearing the end of April, 2022 here in Alberta, Canada. The cherry blossom season has already come and is long gone in Japan this year. So I don’t think it is too much to ask to expect to capture a little bit of spring “springing”, or nature “naturing” as I embark on a little…

A Satisfying Hike Over Lake Ice to the Domino “Puzzle” Cache
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A Satisfying Hike Over Lake Ice to the Domino “Puzzle” Cache

The journey wasn’t a particularly difficult one. A geocaching buddy Hugh and I trudged across lake ice early in March, 2021 to get to an island on which a “puzzle” geocache was hidden. The story of that experience could be made more dramatic if two of us were hunched over walking into howling wind and…

The Meal

The Meal

First, a preamble to set the context. I feel I need to explain why I went out of my way to create a page on the website to talk about the experience of eating just one meal. I arrived in Cambridge Bay on August 25, 1997 and the story of the meal took place on…