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Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Diving Into The Bucket List

Without warning, the door of the tiny aircraft slammed up and open.  The panic lasted a nanosecond.  We were at 10,000 feet.  Time to jump. The slipstream screamed past the … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · 5 Comments

Red Skin and Suntans

While growing up on the farm, John didn’t notice he tanned easily and rarely sunburned.  Many years later he’d discover why. Shortly after they were married, Anne commented on John’s … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Filly Was a Nightmare

Some men cherish a few hours in their workshop on a Saturday afternoon.  One began that way and ended with me buying into a nightmare – a two-year-old standard bred … Continue reading

April 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Emergency Supplies

When three journalists climbed into the four-seater aircraft before leaving Yellowknife in the sub-arctic Northwest Territories, they had no idea all expectations for an uneventful ‘hop’ would evaporate around the … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

An Accidental Hawaiian Resort

The late Charles Talbot was a legend.  Like many other hugely successful entrepreneurs, he’d weathered the perilous swings of fortune that took him from rags to riches several times.  But … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · Leave a comment