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For gifted children, being intelligent can have dark implications

Reed Ball started playing Monopoly with his family at age three—and beat them. In the early 1980s, he was one of the first kids to have a “portable” computer, a 10-kilogram Amstrad PPC512. 3,460 more words


Banff Mountain film fest brings the outdoorsy indoors worldwide

Those who climb Mount Everest tackle a monster in increments. First, they must navigate the Khumbu Icefall, a river of ice shards and a shifting glacier crisscrossed with ladders to carry them over deep crevasses. 1,154 more words


5 things to do this weekend in Calgary

Groundhog Day featuring Windigo at The Plaza Theatre (Friday, Jan. 30)

The classic Bill Murray film arrives for a Fifth Reel screening a few days early (Groundhog Day is officially Feb. 482 more words

Because I've Been Lost.

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I thought of writing on here again a long time ago. And I know that I get lost for a few months and then come back. 530 more words


Gallery: Let's get down to basics

Eye-catching patterns are awesome, but it’s the basics that pull everything together. Whether it’s a classic pair of chinos, a fresh pair of sneakers, or a lint roller by the door, a good wardrobe is built around solid, reliable items. 453 more words


The case of the missing Calgary Herald gargoyles

On a warm winter day a couple of weeks ago, a murder of gargoyles were released from their concrete perches on the side of downtown Calgary’s Len Werry building, where they had roosted for many decades. 514 more words

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5 things to do in Calgary this week

The Keith Richards One Woman Show at Royal Canadian Legion No. 1 (Opening Tuesday, Jan. 27)
The High Performance Rodeo kicks off its final week by opening a show about one woman meeting her idol and realizing it’s not wise to emulate one’s heroes. 345 more words