Thursday, 5 December 2019

CPR Branchline Article

A web article I wrote about a quiet railway branch line in southern Alberta (from Stirling to Orion, AB) in the mid-1990s. This railway line would later transform into the current Forty Mile Rail much later.




- Jason Paul Sailer

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

It's For Sale!


The best thing about this house is that it is "4 SALE"!

Seen near the Lena grain elevator.

- Steve Boyko

Woebegone Near Winnipegosis


I saw this house on my way to photograph the Winnipegosis grain elevator in Manitoba. It looked like the property was used for raising bees, maybe? I liked the red roofline of the house... I wonder what it had for a roof.


- Steve Boyko

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

No idea what to title this

This morning at the office I heard that one of my clients took his life. I barely knew him. The man was not all that far from me in age. I last saw him in my office about a month ago. From our conversation I got the impression that he was having some financial difficulty however things were turning around. 

When I heard about it I felt kind of numb, then a sense of loss. I had never personally known anyone who felt suicide was the answer. I am a fairly optimistic person and firmly believe there is always a bright side to life. Not everyone experiences things that way, sometimes things can get to be too much for some. I hope that I never get to the point where I feel circumstances and life pressure me to the point where I feel there is only one way out. I try to be positive when I am with people. 

Later in the day I found out a friend of mine suffered a loss. He got the news a friend of his had a fatal accident. I wish I could have articulated something better than to say I was sorry to hear about the loss of a friend. I followed this person on Instagram and admired his work. 

https://michaeltruman.blogspot.com/2019/12/homage-to-friend.html?showComment=1575437587082#c5427117009755154143

It has been a very different day for me. Hours later I find myself thinking about life and how quickly it can end. I want to live and enjoy the experiences I have and hope to do so for a number of years into the future. I wish we could all live long happy lives. Cherish the time you have. 

Bales and Birds



West of Medicine Hat, Alberta.

There's something on that one particular bale the birds find particularly interesting...must be some type of edible delicacy.


- Michael Truman