Is a Good Beginner’s Telescope, the Celestron Travel Scope 60?

Everyone may have heard that recently there was a comet which flew by the Earth in the Northern hemisphere for nearly the entitr month of July. It was called C/2020 F3 or Neowise. I spent my fair share of nights (eight to be exact) searching the sky without success. This weekend we are headed out…

Benches Along a Trail

There is a lonliness stuck between here and there in periods of life, which have wondered by in my thirtires and now taking place in my early-forties. It happens, this feeling of lonliness on Friday nights when in my twenties it was filled with phone calls to friends to set plans for the night. Those…

The Lighter Side of Travel

In a short couple of months, we will set off on a long distance road trip to the East Coast of Canada, also known as The Maritimes. The drive alone is enough to frighten any right minded human being. We will be traveling around 4,800 kilometres in one direction. Our starting point, is due west of the…

Have You Turned Off Your Social Media?

Have you tried to turn off social media? And in the process have you become MORE social? This is my social experiment. Its a complete oxymoron in the present day and age, that people are unable to, or unwilling to, disconnect themselves from “social media”. A lot of people will have zero idea what this…

You Make Choices and You Don’t Look Back

It’s a simple mantra, “you make choices and you don’t look back”. One that anyone of you, including myself could follow. I sit pondering the pointless abyss in front of me. It is the space between where I am and where I think I ought to be going. Its the road less travelled. About ten years…

“Calling All Investors,” Shouted the Stock Exchange

You have heard the same news I have about retirement, saving for your future and making wise investments to support yourself when you “one day retire”. Yes, everyone is “calling all investors” to take a gamble on your future, or be left behind. There are mutual funds, GIC’s, IRA’s, RRSP’s, TFSA’s, LIRA’s, savings, compounds, stock…

50+ Hours a Week and NOW, Its Mid-December, Ouch!

First, you and I both know its a been sometime since I sat down at the old keyboard just to hash out a few words into this here blog. My good intentions since summer have failed due to the numerous tasks mounting at work and those at home. I have been struggling probably just as…

Definitions by a Previous Aaron

At the moment, I am rebuilding and redesigning “Distracted in Alberta“, as I wanted a more classic design. Something that felt almost like a zine or if you were touching the pages instead of your laptop, or tablet, or smartphone, that the pages look like something you would want to touch. Anyways… while I was…

A Sunday Afternoon Walk

Earlier today, I went for a stroll around town as our weather is magnificent for a February. It’s above zero degrees Celsius which is unheard of around these parts. Literally, it nearly broke the historical records for highest temperature which was set in 2006 at 11.6C (or it could be global warming?) take your pick….

The Return of a New Year

Nearly three-hundred and sixty-five days ago, I sat on my couch, as I am doing right this very moment trying to decode how the previous year went. Did I meet my expectations? Did I accomplish my goals? Did I linger too long on one objective and forget another? Reviewing the previous year is always a…

How Do You Kick Start Your Morning Coffee?

Here’s the thing, everyone makes their coffee in a unique way. For instance, my wife precisely measures out each “heaping” scoop of medium blend Columbian coffee dumping it into the drip coffee maker’s white paper pouch and smoothing it out to an even consistency so that when the water drips through the machine onto the…

Are You an Albertan – Speed Racer ?

Interestingly enough, when you move North or South of the US/Canadian border to live you must hand over your legal drivers license for replacement. How do I know this? Because I had to turn in my US Driver’s License when I came into Canada to live several years back. Thankfully, I did not have a…

Friday Night – Bonfire

Its a simple concept: get a few friends, find a piece of land where there are no fire bans, gather up kindling and wood. Then neatly stack your supplies near your fire pit location. Next begin to build a tepee like structure from your kindling and wood supplies. Stuff the inner section with a bit of fire…

Plotting to Create a Unique Blog

Seriously, its a pretty simple concept. You want to be a “blogger”? Meaning you want to write about “something that interests you” and post it in cyber-space. *blog |bläg| noun; a Web site on which an individual or group of users produces an ongoing narrative : Most of his work colleagues were unaware of his…