Who really is the boss of the house?

The child is not yet two and his verbal communication skills are limited, but everyone knows that he is the boss of the family.

The perils of taking risks while ice fishing

I just heard on the radio the other day that all of the ice fishing huts need to be removed from the lakes.

  • Mar 22, 2016

Death, taxes and pussywillows sure things

In my lifetime I have experienced many lessons, and, maybe, even learned a thing or two.

Fans support Rebels

You know pro wrestling is phony, right?

Being a news junky, I read a lot of different newspapers and scan lots of different websites.

  • Mar 15, 2016

MLA holds NDP accountable

Less than a year after taking office, the NDP government has abandoned any pretense of cleaning up government.

  • Mar 15, 2016

Oil industry workers deserve some credit and respect

I happened to be in a local coffee spot and overheard a conversation that really rubbed me the wrong way.

  • Mar 15, 2016

Experiencing an individual test of human psychology

One of the hardest tests of an individual’s psychology is how he or she behaves when encountering a solitary child.

  • Mar 15, 2016

Remembering the delights of the handwritten letter

When I was a kid winter was longer than forever and we talked to each other without texting.

Snow could be weirdly exotic to some people

I live in a weird place. I’m not actually talking specifically about Rimbey, though Rimbey is its own weird little place.

  • Mar 8, 2016

Reflections of a celebrity judge

As usual I’m sitting at my cluttered desk in my cluttered office struggling with the challenge of having an uncluttered mind.

Columnist celebrates first year anniversary, maybe

This might be my one year anniversary as a columnist at the Rimbey Review. I’m a little uncertain though.

  • Mar 1, 2016

Journey through days of week not easy

They always talk about blue Mondays like they are a bad thing, but then we get around to Friday and it’s like everyone is thinking TGIF.

Driver’s license test is not true testament of maturity

There is a lot of personal progress that is measured with obtaining a driver’s licence.

  • Feb 23, 2016

Calkins speaks out

It is my pleasure to return to the House of Commons as your Member of Parliament for the new constituency of Red Deer-Lacombe.

Thoughts on growing older

I was almost a Valentine’s Day baby and on good years it seems like I reap the rewards of an almost Valentine’s Day birthday.

Online dating is no sure bet

There’s been some romantic activity over the past 10 or 15 years that has me concerned.

  • Feb 23, 2016

Cannabis considerations explored and discussed

I’m against the legalization of marihuana in Canada.

  • Feb 16, 2016

Kyoto protocol’s collapse no surprise

The protocol was an agreement on paper by dozens of nations, which they were concerned about the environment.

  • Feb 16, 2016

The language of music speaks to the heart

Of course, my good time had a lot to do with the music!

The challenges of bridging the generation gap

He is six-years-old and his hockey jersey hangs almost to his knees. But he is so cute, it doesn’t matter.