I may have touched upon this in the past, but some recent questions, and one recent catastrophe, make me think that it's time for a full length backup article.
Let's start with what a backup is. A backup is a copy of some or all of the files on your computer that is kept somewhere other than on your computer. If you make a copy of a file on your computer it's a copy not a backup. Backups are designed to survive computer failure.
It’s the end of the day, you can barely keep your eyes open through your favourite TV show, you finally get into bed, your head hits the pillow and…..you’re wide awake. While it’s true that some people have never had a sleep disorder, most of us struggle with sleep from time to time, if not all the time. Insomnia can be difficulty falling asleep or difficulty staying asleep but however it manifests for you, there are a multitude of causes and thankfully, a multitude of treatments.
Shoulder Press, Photo by V.Croome
Golf season is in full swing and I am often asked how people can improve their game and prevent injuries. Here are a few ideas to help you balance your body and drive that ball further.
Learning a new sport is not always easy. Learning mountain biking, where consequences can be a little more alarming than say learning tennis, trial and error did not seem a smart method when you’re pursuing biking as your career and passion in your mid-thirties. A better option I decided was to become an instructor. Riding with exceptional bikers also works well, if you can keep up. As does taking every opportunity to ask expert riders questions.
The season is off to a great start with courses in the area opening in excellent condition. The greens are as green as can be and the ball is rolling smoother than ever. Thus, we have one less excuse as to why we’ve scored so high!
July is the month fly fishing in Fernie gets off to a fresh start every year. Millions of litres of fresh water flows down the tributaries into the Elk River as the winter snow pack melts under the warmth of the summer sun. Anglers, having suffered a long, cold, grey winter are keen to get out into some fresh air and sunshine in anticipation of some of the very best dry fly trout fishing anywhere on the planet.
I know a father who every night before his children go to sleep whispers in their ear: your destiny is to save the world. I asked him if he thought that perhaps he expects too much from his children.
“We have to. Greatness can only be achieved by striving for the impossible.”
Since he spends much of his life on airplanes, lecturing around the world, one day his son had the insight to sit up and reply: “No Dad, my destiny is to save you.”
Did you know that Fernie has a Water Smart Ambassador? Neither did I up until a month ago when Claire McFee posted some information on FernieFix.com. I was happily surprised, and even more surprised when I met Claire to learn more about her and this position. Why, you’re asking? Because she’s 24 years old, but don’t be fooled – she’s passionate, smart, and you’re going to be hearing from her this summer if your sprinkler is on all afternoon.
It was on a cool night back in May, with Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and his band booming from the Central stage, when a whole room of people started to feel the real tingle of excitement. They were patient, but yearning. They knew that the wait was almost over, but it had been a long time coming. They knew that Fernie would once again emerge victorious with its very own music festival. With the lineup announced, the vision of Wapiti turned from a mirage to certainty.
Lizard Range Golf Course - Photo by David Couse
I have actually found a sport I know basically nothing about, Disc golf. Lucky for me I was able to chat with someone who not only plays, but has also designed Fernie’s own Disc Golf course and organizes the yearly Lizard Range Disc Golf tournament. Serge Gosselin took some time to explain the game of Disc Golf which in theory is very similar to regular golf.
Last month was my one year anniversary column, so I turned to my editor for a little guidance. I could write about the spectacular Canada Day Celebration on Friday 1 at Prentice Park - last year’s event was unanimously voted ‘best ever’ by Fernie’s locals or perhaps I could write about the Furious3, a new staged mountain bike race for Fernie held over Canada Day Weekend.
When people ask me if I miss any particular food from home (Ireland), I have to answer “no”. Similarly, I don’t have much of a response when asked about traditional Irish dishes. Colcannon (potato mashed with cabbage)?
July 5: It doesn’t take a big stretch of the imagination to figure out what Hobo with a Shotgun is about. Rutger Hauer stars as the titular Hobo who is looking for a fresh start in Hope Town.