The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

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There's a lot more to buying a guitar than just slapping down cash

AO1onlineSQUAREI 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.

In defence of sport against illegal doping

steroids2What 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.

Mom blogs about elite Calgary football team's U.S. tourney

footballpic2Making 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.

Lining up for midnight releases allows customers to play more quickly

game3I 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.