Posts By: Hazel Anaka

Hazel Anaka

From Where I Sit – Play the Game

Hilary came to the farm last weekend so she could help us with harvest 2016. Because of the crappy weather, no combining was possible. So, as we caught up on Homeland episodes on Netflix, we also planned a trip. In November, Hilary’s convocation from Royal Roads University in Victoria will see her receive a Master… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Do the Work

With about three and a half months left until the end of the year I’m on track to reach my goal of reading sixty books in 2016. I’m at forty-eight. What has helped immeasurably has been the audio books I’ve counted towards the total. Whether they’ve been mine or borrowed from the library, they’ve made… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Good Things for All Concerned

I’m writing this week’s column from a huge house on a Sherwood Park acreage where I’m taking a shift babysitting Kade. I arrived about 9:30 Sunday morning to relieve his other grandmother and will leave early Tuesday morning to attend a 9 AM meeting about an hour away. Kade, who is now about twenty-two months… Read more »

From Where I Sit – The Latest Lesson

How did you cope with the soggy summer weather? Like most things, it impacted some people more than others. For this Festival Coordinator, it caused some fleeting angst. Then I realized that far bigger, more established events like the Calgary Stampede or Taste of Edmonton got through it. Albertans are plucky people and most will… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Saved the Day

We spent Sunday celebrating at our son’s house near Sherwood Park. It was Greg’s suggestion that we do something bigger than just dinner out to mark Hilary’s latest achievement. They have a large house that is very conducive to entertaining large groups. After clearing it with Hilary, we were happy to begin planning. It’s been… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Un-See

A couple of guys my husband knows raved about the Tilted Kilt restaurant and pub. Because we needed to eat and were tired of the usual haunts, we thought we’d check it out. We were no sooner through the door that we both knew exactly what the attraction was for these guys. It wasn’t the… Read more »

From Where I Sit – No Place Here

Three events that came together this past weekend got me thinking. The first was my involvement in our annual multi-family garage sale. This time it was at my mom’s place fifty kilometres from where I live. A person has to be very committed to the endeavour to take part, what with the travel and time… Read more »

From Where I Sit – You’re Welcome

It’s probably time for a topic round up again. This is a corralling of diverse stories that got so much mainstream media attention that no back-story or context is required. If I talk about the Pulse nightclub massacre, you know exactly what I mean. Two CBC TV items give me hope. The Sunday Talk panel… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Make My Life Easier

My collection of business cards irks me. Because I’m a bona fide card picker-upper the pile is getting out of hand. Depending on the day I may have two, three, or four to remove from my purse. They are then dumped on my desk. If I need to follow up in some way they stay… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Not Sure

About a hundred years ago (okay, maybe more like thirty-five) I was on the executive of the village of Andrew’s Chamber of Commerce. We were a small but enthusiastic group of business and like-minded people. We actively worked to help the village grow, or at the least to slow the losses. Anyone old enough to… Read more »