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Remote Work Didn’t Recede with Pandemic
March 23rd, 2023

The remote work necessitated by COVID may be here to stay in five English-speaking countries from Australia to the United States. That’s the conclusion from a study of 250 million online job ads – nearly half of them in this country. The number of postings in January that offered remote work for one or more days per week was three to five times larger than the remote work positions advertised on the cusp of the pandemic in 2019. Notably, their numbers increased sharply last year as COVID was retreating. The countries in the study are: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and... Continue Reading

March 23rd, 2023
Post-COVID, View of Nursing Homes Erodes
March 9th, 2023

COVID has moved from a central place in our lives to a risk that, while still important to heed, has moved out of the foreground. One thing we will not forget, however, is COVID’s toll on nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, where the virus has killed more than 200,000 older Americans and staff. The tragedy also played out in nursing homes in Canada, where the deaths received high-profile coverage in the news media, just as they did in this country. A survey of Canadians at the end of 2020, while COVID was still raging, indicates that the pandemic caused major changes in their thinking... Continue Reading

March 9th, 2023
Destination Banff, Glacier, and Yellowstone National Parks: Notes Along the Way
September 11th, 2022

 I always take a notebook or notepad with me when I travel. I usually write about a day’s events after I return to the hotel, but sometimes I’ll put down thoughts on the bus or when there’s a break along the way. I don’t trust my mind to remember everything I’ve seen or heard over a busy day. My notebook I also keep a small spiral notepad in my camera bag so I can jot down information about where I took a photo. I find it valuable, especially when I return home and begin sorting through the hundreds of images I’ve taken at various stops along the way.... Continue Reading

September 11th, 2022
Destination Banff, Glacier, and Yellowstone National Parks: Banff National Park
August 29th, 2022

 In the weeks before arriving in Banff, I read several travel guides, travel blogs, and watch informative and entertaining videos on YouTube.      Before I travel anywhere, I do a lot of homework to familiarize myself with the destination. I believe it enhances a trip because it provides a roadmap, so to speak, of places I want to see on my adventure.      For those who might be unfamiliar with Banff National Park, it is Canada’s oldest national park, created in 1885 as Rocky Mountains Park. It is in Alberta, a western province, and about 80 miles from Calgary. Gondola on... Continue Reading

August 29th, 2022
Destination Banff, Glacier, and Yellowstone National Parks: The Beginning
August 27th, 2022

 Early in August my wife and I went on an 11-day tour of Banff, Glacier, and Yellowstone National Parks. Being nature lovers, it ranks as one of the most scenic trips we’ve had in our travels in the past few years.  With Covid-19 still raising its ugly head around the world, we were relieved to know that Canada only required the recommended vaccines, with the understanding they could still test us upon arrival in Calgary. But our tour company required us to have a negative Covid test within 72 hours of departure. We passed that test.  Calgary International Airport But our tour... Continue Reading

August 27th, 2022