How WestJet Induced PTSD

On June 4th, of 2009, I was on my way to a show in Vernon called Creative Chaos with a load of books in the back of my GMC Astro van. I had scaled the summit of the Kootenay Pass, the highest pass in British Columbia, and was cruising down the other side, when I came around a corner and saw two vehicles on either side of the highway. The one on the left hand side, had its hood up and was obviously overheated from its ascent of the incline; the other (going the same direction as I was), was barely coasting down the right hand side of the road straddling the shoulder.

Canada defeated by Cuba in NORCECA final

When playing volleyball at the international level, a team has to show up to play or face the inevitable…last Sunday, Cuba was there to play and Canada wasn’t. Although it was a game that Canadian fans would like to forget as soon as possible, it was one that members of team Canada may never be able to forget. They had their hearts set on being Olympic athletes.

 

Canada defeated Mexico

Canada defeated Mexico tonight at the Saville Sports Centre in Edmonton. Gord Perrin was the high scorer for the Canadian team with 15 points. Tomorrow, they meet Puerto Rico, and on Sunday they meet Cuba. Here's hoping they continue their winning ways and gain a berth in the Olympic Games. If they do, it will be the first time Canada has been represented on the volleyball court since 1992.

Dr. Dave's Children

As I mentioned in my previous blog, the first question that most of my readers ask is, “are you still living in the house that you talk about building in Never Say Die, and When the Going Get’s Tough.” As you can see from the pictures in my previous post, the answer to that one is, yes. Invariably, the next question is, “how many children do you have, and why do you never talk about them other than in the dedications of your books?”

 

My Introductory Blog

My website has recently been redesigned in order to “freshen” it up and make it compatible with the handheld devices that most people seem to be using for browsing these days. You sure couldn’t prove the importance of those nuisance gadgets by my use of the iphone 4 that sometimes frequents my front left pocket and sometimes hides under the seat cushion of my chesterfield or beneath the console of the tired 2010 Toyota Sienna that delivered me to more than ten shows in seven different cities in the last couple of months.

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Readers Respond

"[In Keep Sweet] Palmer and Perrin offer the first, brave look inside the polygamous community of Bountiful, B.C. It's the story of a little girl lost - betrayed by a faith so foreign it seems inconceivable that it still flourishes in the North American countryside."

~ Ken MacQueen, MacLeans