Far away, but golfing with homeboys. Bonus.

Every Wednesday through the summer I golf with a group that is much more about fun than low golf scores. Most know how to tell a story and I have enjoyed the dinners and wine after as much as I have the golf game. Given my track talents often more so if it has been... read more

Green With Envy In Palm Springs.

This is the second column of the two part series I had the good fortune of being honoured with a bronze award from the North American Travel Journalists Association. As with the first, I am posting that story here, as taken from the Winnipeg Free Press for your... read more

Seeing More Than Stars In Palm Springs.

I had the good fortune of being honoured with a number of writing awards from the North American Travel Journalists Association. One of them, a bronze award, was for a two part series about the Palm Springs area. I am posting that story here, as taken from the... read more

Jumping Around Greater Palm Springs.

Two weeks seems to have come and gone very quickly as we finish packing and make ready to board our flight home tomorrow. It has been an interesting week for us. Staying in a home instead of commercial accommodations has made for more relaxing times in many ways. More... read more

Meanwhile back in Palm Springs proper.

Indio really is a nice city in which to stay during a vacation, particularly at the Palm Gardens gated community, in a house rented right on the golf course, and so well kept by the owners that it is pleasure to come back to every evening. But my first visit here... read more

Yesterday we spent horsing around.

Other than for the Winnipeg shopping centre that was once, and still bears the name of Polo Park, I have never been on Polo Grounds. And I knew nothing about how a Polo match was played other than they carried long funny sticks, rode horses while trying to hit a small... read more

I should quit drinking red wine, maybe.

Lots of people own homes in places like Palm Springs, Phoenix, and other US winter havens and get used to living life in a similar manner as they do at home. For us, this is the first time we have rented a full home for a seasonal escape, even though it is only for a... read more

Gabor Lukacs, Hero or Bum?

A few years ago Dr. Gabor Lukacs was a math professor at the University of Manitoba. It never became really clear whether he left on his own volition or was pushed with a settlement of some kind. It seemed, at least, he was a thorn in the side of University management... read more

Old Town La Quinta, Ca…A Very Nice Visit.

It was a beautiful day in the neighbourhood so we decided it was time to explore the areas around us. Golf fans will know that last week’s PGA tournament took place in nearby La Quinta. But for us the goal was not about golf but to go and take a look at the well... read more

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