There's a lot more to buying a guitar than just slapping down cash
I walk through the doors and my senses are instantly bombarded. I see a wall of strings, frets, pickups, and every shape and color of wood imaginable. The aroma of wood-varnish and leather straps fills my nostrils, and then I see it.
There is noise and people all around me, but my vision narrows like a horse with blinders. My feet start to guide me through the crowd towards my one and only objective, and then I am standing right in front of it.
- By Clayton Goodwin
In defence of sport against illegal doping
What you are about to read is a conversation that will take place in about 12 years between my eldest son and I as he appraches his 16th birthday.
"Son, I think it's time now that we ... uh... well, we need to talk."
"About what Dad?"
At this point my heart is racing.
- By Geoff Crane
Mom blogs about elite Calgary football team's U.S. tourney
Making the cut
It was another great football season for the Calgary Bantam Football Association. This is a full contact football league for youths aged 13-15 years old and runs throughout the fall. In 2012 there were 14 teams participating, 11 Calgary based and 3 from the surrounding areas, about 620 players.
- By Sheryl Catellier
Lining up for midnight releases allows customers to play more quickly
I showed up at a dark and empty Chinook Centre mall around 9 p.m., in preparation for the lineup of people who would be waiting for the midnight release of the highly anticipated video game of the month, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
The midnight launch for the game was taking place at GameStop, making it the third game within a month to have a midnight release, following on the heels of the newest games in the Assassin's Creed and Halo series.
- By Kyle Pura