Edmonton blog roundup: Nov. 23. 2015

Instead of doing the roundup on Sunday afternoon, I was watching the Eskimos beat the Stampeders in the Western Final and hearing The Wet Secrets conquer half-time. Time well-spent, but onward.

The roundup is coming out a little later than usual this week because of the football game, among other things. Let that be a lesson to me — plan ahead.


  • Trent Wilkie salutes his wife’s bravery in the face of chronic illness, and seeks the strength to be supportive.
  • Elizabeth Withey fondly recalls her summer job as a gas jockey in Nipawin.
  • Glenn Kubish gets a lesson from his son, and is pleased to see his classics education in action.
  • Shayne Woodsmith turns his Faces of Edmonton camera towards a doctor who helps kids realize how smart they are.
  • Lori Godin offers up eight holiday hacks for parents with small children.
  • Maegan Lukian teaches you how to make little terrariums you can use as Christmas ornaments or anytime decorations.
  • Sharon Yeo takes in the Canadian Finals Rodeo for the first time, and learns about cooking burgers at FarmFair.
  • Christine Bruckmann shows you how to turn a burnt-out light bulb into an ornament.
  • Love cookie dough but need to wish it were a little healthier? Julie’s Kitchen Adventures has a recipe for cookie dough hummus.
  • Lindsay of Edible Woman shares recipes and raves from Christmas in November.

Reading and writing

Taking care of business

Et cetera

  • Corinne Simpson guest-posts on Scream Queen B with her thoughts on how Hollywood doesn’t like to let women act their age.
  • Jay Runham offers another entertaining and informative look at the movie news.
  • Lawrence Herzog tells the story of the Prins family, which helped hundreds of Dutch immigrants settle in Canada.
  • Matthew Dance offers his take on Paths for People, an effort to rethink transportation to make it safer.
  • Jenna Marynowski previews She Loves Me, a family-friendly musical that isn’t about Christmas but suits the season.
  • Mack Male is trying something new with some quicker takes on items that fall between full blog posts and mentions in his Edmonton Notes.

There’s more at ShareEdmonton. I collect my picks in a Flipboard magazine, and I share stuff on Twitter: @seenandheardyeg and @karenunland. The podcast roundup comes out on Fridays.

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