Tag Archives: cold weather

Chillin’ & Cookin’

Chillin’ It was cold yesterday morning. At 5:58 a.m., I received this text from my daughter. At 8:27 a.m., it was -28°C (-18.4°F) with a wind chill of -38°C (-36.4°F). In Red Deer, a nearby Alberta town, the thermometer dipped … Continue reading

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The Longest Night of the Year

In my just released novel Beyond the Precipice, the longest night–winter solstice–is symbolic. In Bret’s darkest hour… He skidded to a stop just short of the house and threw the gear into park prematurely, causing the car to lurch, throwing … Continue reading

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Orange Clouds, Rainbow Sun Dogs, Blue-White Snow

Eva Blaskovic does not like the cold but has a strange fascination with it. Most Canadian children are warned not to touch metal playground structures in the winter with their tongues, but in Alberta, one cannot touch metal with bare … Continue reading

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When Snow Gets You Down, Write Songs

Below is a link to the words I wrote to a well-known Christmas carol, Silver Bells, in honour of Nov. 27, 2014’s blizzard that brought deep snow and -35°C wind chills. I write these lyrics to keep my sanity during … Continue reading

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