Shop Local This Season

I realized recently to my horror, that I have barely begun Christmas shopping… as usual, I had grand ideas of handmade gifts and I may still try to do a few of those, but for the rest of my gifts I will be doing everything possible to shop locally. This is not as easy as it sounds though because several family members have requested gift cards to chain stores and I would prefer to give Continue Reading →

Confounded Shaw

We’ve had Shaw internet and cable for many years. The only other option locally is Telus and frankly both businesses suck so even with all our moves, we’ve stayed with the devil we know. After reading about Shaw’s intention to start billing for overages in bandwidth use, I was trying to determine which High Speed plan we were using because on our bill it lists our High Speed Internet as $52. Online, it lists High Continue Reading →

Island Standard Time

Island Standard Time is the title of a CD released by Two Old Goats in 2007. I received a demo copy that I promised to review and, well, haven’t until now. I’ve played tracks here and there but hadn’t really listened to the album as a whole until this weekend. Truth be told, folk music is not generally my “thing” — I lean toward more percussive music — so it’s not what I usually reach Continue Reading →