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29 Aug, 2018

The Fishbowl goes West: the stark beauty of Drumheller

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: travel talk

Imagine that you’re a kid and there’s a truck ahead of you that’s carrying a load of candy. You follow it because every once in awhile a piece of candy falls out on to the road. You pick it up – because, hey, IT’S CANDY. You follow diligently, watching the entire time. The longer you […]

20 Nov, 2014

Remember those Heritage Minutes?

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Links and other procrastination

So this happened: And before I could pop another piece in I googled “burned toast” and “Heritage Moment” because TO THIS DAY I can’t smell burned toast without remembering this commercial. Funnily enough, it took me ages to find it because it’s titled: Wilder Penfield on Historica Canada’s YouTube Channel. Had they called it “I […]


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