mastermaq: Health care was Edmonton-area’s top story of 2010 “The word cloud you see above is what happens when you mash together every headline printed on the Edmonton Journal’s front page in 2010. What you see reflects the issues Edmontonians talked about — what mattered most to us — in the past year.” Love the … More

maybeedmonton: “We Hate This Place Here; It’s Our Home exists. It’s about, at its simplest, the overlapping lives of a group of Edmontonians—some still living here, some thinking of going, some returning—in the weird season that is Christmas…To be published in six individual chapters, We Hate This Place Here; It’s Our Home is the work … More

marcmack: Another addition to the MacKenzie Gallery of Family Art. This always happens. It’s best to find beauty in it. Otherwise, the Slinky will crush your soul.

You should check it out. It’s really fun. maybeedmonton: WHAT?! I didn’t even know this existed! “The days of the dinosaurs roar to life again in Jurassic Forest, a 40-acre prehistoric preserve, just 15 minutes from Edmonton and 250 million years from the present. Gigantic, life-sized and startlingly realistic dinosaurs live and breathe in Jurassic … More

mastermaq: Food trends for 2011 “We’ve seen a hint of that kind of creativity with Eva Sweet, a Belgian waffle cart that graced the downtown farmers market all summer, with long lineups proving that locals are open to mobile cuisine with a twist. Here’s hoping local entrepreneurs will tackle some more inventive street foods in … More

Project management

I would like to pay tribute to my husband, who tried many hard things this year and accomplished them. One hard thing was running for office. Another hard thing was reclaiming our backyard. He toiled for much of August to prepare the yard for his grand vision, which he mostly kept secret. He rebuilt the fence, got … More Project management

laphamsquarterly: This is what happens when the McNally Jackson Tumblr gets snowed in—and it is glorious.  mcnallyjackson: This is the Ngram for the word “squitchy”—it shows up early in Moby-Dick in a favorite sentence: “It was a boggy, soggy, squitchy picture truly, enough to drive a nervous man distracted.” (The nerds will get a kick … More