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The Town Square
Getting Outside

Follow up on the Lytton Creek Wildfire

This is the tale of two distinctly different motorcycle rides. Both a lot of fun, both uniquely different! As you probably know, my hometown of Lytton burned. Yeah, the entire community burned in about 20 minutes. They say 90% of it burned but, the reality is, the village is decimated. That has really bothered me. […]

Fraser and Thompson Rivers
Getting Outside

Lytton Creek Wildfire

As some of you know, I grew up near Lytton BC. And as you probably also know, last week the village of Lytton burned to the ground. You may or may not know that in 2014 the house I grew up in near Lytton, along with all the outbuildings – like the workshop, chicken coops, […]

Beautiful Colours

Tuesday – the Loneliest Day of the Week

I was thinking about Tuesday yesterday morning and I realized that Tuesday is the loneliest day of the week. Tuesday is the beige of the week – if the week was a colour wheel. Tuesday has got NOTHING going for it. Think about it. Monday is Monday. The first day of the work week. Just […]

Ford Maverick
Durable Goods

The All New Ford Maverick Pick-up Truck

Today Ford released details and images, including videos, of their brand new truck – the Ford Maverick. Full disclosure – I have NOT been paid for, nor compensated in anyway for writing this blog post. These are strictly the musings of a guy interested in this Maverick. This new Ford Maverick truck is a return […]

Doughnut Love

Doughnut Love – Welcome to the Neighborhood

Last Friday I had a sneak peek inside Doughnut Love – a new doughnut/coffee shop and the interior of the shop is as beautiful looking as their doughnuts are beautiful tasting. Clint, the doughnut chef (is that actually a baker?) told me that the plan is to have, along with the regular doughnuts they make, […]


Trimming the Brisket

A couple weekends ago I smoked a beauty of a brisket in my ugly drum smoker. Well the truth is before you can smoke a brisket, there’s a lot of prep to do with the brisket. I had my camera crew (that’s my kids) film me trimming the brisket. It’s basically just me cutting off […]

Ugly Drum Smoker

Victoria Day Weekend; Smoking a Brisket

As my Facebook memories have been reminding me, in a typical year I would have spent the May long weekend at the cabin. With the current travel restrictions in place, I chose not to travel. Instead, I stayed home and cleaned up my Ugly Drum Smoker and smoked a beauty of a brisket. However, as […]

Marlondo Leather
Durable Goods

A New Style of Marlondo Leather Briefcase

Recently the good folks at Marlondo Leather reached out to me and told me that they were prototyping a new style of briefcase – a canvas and leather combo briefcase. And the cool part, they asked me if I was interested in getting one of their prototypes to provide feedback to them. They told me […]

between 2 buns

Between 2 Buns Food Truck

Up until very recently the best burger I had ever eaten was from a little hole in the wall place called Duane’s Ono-Char Burger on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. That is until I tried a burger from an equally unpretentious place – the Between 2 Buns food truck. And when I say the Between […]

Bread Dough

My Canadian Tire Product Review

After every purchase I make at Canadian Tire, no matter how trivial the purchase, they email me asking me to do a product review. So I have decided to up my product review game – see the image below for details of my new product review style. Some might even call it “hard hitting”.