OK, back to our regularly scheduled rounding up of blogs. I missed it!
YEG Coffee Week was a great success, judging by all of the buzz on social media. Bravo to Sarah Jackson for making it happen. You can find posts on it on Beyond Umami on Cafe Bicyclette, Little Miss Andrea on Cafe Leva and The Adventures of a YEG Foodie on Lock Stock Coffee, among others. My own neighbourhood cafe, Cafe Rista, participated, too! (Photo stolen from Cafe Rista’s Instagram feed — forgive me, Simon.)
This turned out to be a week of deep feelings, often family-related:
- Dajana Fabjanovich shares what it’s like to struggle with infertility, in hopes of lessening the stigma and inviting hopeful, respectful support.
- Elizabeth Withey is finding a new normal after a rough winter.
- Trent Wilkie talks about enlisting the whole village in the raising of his boy.
- Bree Emmerson reels and recovers from witnessing a suicide.
- Alexis Marie Chute explores the decision about whether and when to have children after the loss of a child.
- Michael Ross delves into curling stats — turns out the Brier really was as exciting as it seemed.
- Ryan Batty argues for lower speed limits on Jasper and Whyte to keep more pedestrians alive. (Tim Querengesser has a good companion piece on Jasper Avenue’s crosswalks.)
- Wanye Gretz slakes his thirst for hockey in Oslo.
- Matt Henderson says it’s time for the Oilers to think about who their next captain is, and how he will be chosen.
- Natalie Zacharewski traces the history of dogs in Edmonton.
- Owen Brierley urges you to stop accepting your own excuses.
- Deep thoughts on a cupcake? Glenn Kubish has them, and they are delicious.