Author Archives: Liv

Simplify, Simplify…

The great philosopher Henry David Thoreau once said: “Simplify, simplify.” I actually didn’t know that Thoreau said that until I saw a reference to that quote in a Calvin & Hobbes comic. But that’s another story. You might be wondering … Continue reading

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Success at last!

Update: My last blog post was about my unsuccessful attempt at the APREP, which is the physical assessment part of the Edmonton Police Service’s hiring process. I passed on my second attempt, which was on February 13! It went so … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Cafe – So Long For Now

A couple of weeks ago, we at Saturday Morning Productions learned that Stuart Maclean, of CBC’s The Vinyl Cafe, passed away of melanoma. It was a loss felt keenly by all of us (Liv, Ada and Chris). When I (Liv) … Continue reading

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Making Lemonade…

On January 16th I took a flying spill when I tried to drag a huge dude-sized dummy for 50 feet. There I was, lying on the gym floor, elbows bloodied and pants torn, with an astounded audience looking just as … Continue reading

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Why I’m not a fan of New Year’s Resolutions

Wow, we are already one week into 2017. The Christmas decorations are put away, the leftovers are eaten, and I have to get used to writing the correct year. So far it’s going well, although my brain had a glitch … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Saturday Morning Productions

Merry Christmas everyone! We can hardly believe how quickly 2016 has gone by and that the new year is almost here. So many things have happened that it’s going to be a challenge to summarize them all here without making … Continue reading

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Riding the Dinosaur: The Joys of Old Technology

Using old technology is a bit like driving a Model T on the Indy Speedway. It can be a bit scary, but most of the time it is incredibly frustrating and everything seems to be zooming past at a mind-boggling … Continue reading

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When the going gets tough, the tough have a training montage

Unforeseen circumstances. It isn’t a phrase that makes you jump for joy. Instead, it is a vaguely menacing combination of words that foretells of something throwing your plans off the rails. For me, it was a leg injury. If you … Continue reading

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Math is hard.

Math. Few people tell me that they love math. It brings back memories of sitting in a small, windowless room, back in grade 11, with my math tutor. My tutor smoked cigars. Lots of cigars. He smelled like a giant … Continue reading

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The Olympics versus Accountability

Routines are great. Sure, they can be difficult to get up and running, but once you have one, things don’t feel quite right when you miss part of it. For the last many months I have been going to the … Continue reading

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