The roundup meanders through memories, place-making, motherhood, food, reading, data and advice. And, you might notice, some rivers run through it.
- Jenna Chalifoux looks at how the people who have lived along the river have heeded and not heeded its ebbs and flows.
- An invitation and a reminder inspire Anna Marie Sewell’s poem about the Tawatinâ Bridge.
- Thomas Wharton remembers the Rat Hole in a contribution to Jeremy Bibaud’s new project, yegstoryhood.
- Andy Grabia recounts the surprising baseball career, not to mention golf prowess, of Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe.
- Glenn Kubish ruminates on The Tragically Hip’s Wheat Kings.
Where we live
- Mack Male celebrates the naming of Michael Phair Park.
- The menus are up for What the Truck?! at Blatchford Field on June 18.
- Radical Citizen Media has coverage of the 2016 Pride Parade.
- Karlynn Johnston helps you plant a bee-friendly garden.
- Rachel Jones shares four confessions from her first year of motherhood on Edmomton.
- Hannah Hamilton reveals the torture of trying to make Mom Friends on The Momoirs.
- Unnecessarily high expectations are feeding your mommy guilt, writes Marisa Peters on Stream and Stone.
- Natasha Chiam looks for the bright side after a terrible day.
Food, glorious food
- Valerie Lugonja makes a gorgeous fresh fruit salad.
- Rhubarb and lilac inspire Maegan Lukian to make a lovely galette.
- Haystack cookies? Yes please, Margaret Bose-Johnson!
- Or how about this cranberry spinach buckwheat salad from Lillian Tse?
- Karlynn Johnston’s cookbook, Flapper Pie and A Blue Prairie Sky, is ready to order.
- Diana of 204 Park quizzes some creative folk about what they are reading.
- Fantasy fan Bill Thompson shares his summer reading list.
- Pop culture gives Devin Bruce three works connected to reincarnation.
- Laura Frey lists the literary podcasts she likes to listen to.
- Kevin Haggerty advises grad students to read widely and beyond their disciplines.
- Sunil Agnihotri finds hope for the Oilers in their stats for puck possession and expected goals.
- Trent Wilkie learns a little more about himself from a DNA test.
- Devon Waldon explains how Paper Leaf came up with a better (i.e. 55-hour-saving) way to transfer stuff into WordPress.
- Katie Kelly shares how she and her fiance share their finances.
- Beverley Theresa comments on the social media firestorm that Bank of America recently had to deal with.
- Kristina Lynne learns some lessons the hard way with her current renovation project.
- Christine Bruckmann lists places around Alberta where you and the kids can float or tube.
- Raising Edmonton has some additional tips for tubing the Pembina River with kids.
That’s what I could get to, and of course I missed lots of good stuff the previous week. That’s going to happen now that the roundup comes out every two weeks. But you can always find more at ShareEdmonton.
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