Category Archives: Ruminations

As self-proclaimed Bucket List Adventurers (BLAs), Jana Kristin and I like to spend as much time as possible travelling to strange and exotic places for the purpose of photography.  Actually this is not exactly true…we’re always excited to travel, and we’ll shoot almost anything, whether it’s strange, exotic, or not.   We’re often asked to […]

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Hong Kong is a natural stopping off point for travellers flying from North America to Asia. Since most flights arrive in the evening, and many locals speak English, it’s a handy place to quickly get reoriented to a new time zone, confident that the sheets will be clean, the bathrooms will be disinfected, and the […]

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  • Del Simon

    Thanks for taking me along on your adventure; you made me laugh out loud, I look forward to the next chapter.ReplyCancel

  • John Barnhardt

    Nice visit. I had a great time there in late 70’s and ordered custom made cotton shirts and still have some! Mike-enjoy your travels. John BarnhardtReplyCancel

  • Ruth Smith

    I’ll travel with you and Jana any day, especially after you’ve discovered the nuances of being a tourist!!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy MacGregor

    Great post.ReplyCancel

More than a week has passed since the final fireworks of 2015 exploded in front of the Grandstand at Stampede Park. The midway is gone. The infield is silent.  The house guests have evaporated. The rough stock have returned to Stampede Ranch, and the employees and volunteers are sighing with the knowledge that after August […]

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  • Susan Smith

    Gob smacked!ReplyCancel

  • Vern Kimball

    Great Stampede photos!! vkReplyCancel

  • Leanne Tengs

    Beautiful photos. I hope the man in the last one survived! Looks like a kidney stomp!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne Chalack

    Great photos.ReplyCancel

  • Scott Digel

    Cowboy up. You have always been able to do that. In fact, we had a nice lunch just before you went into the hospital. I hope that I can be that tough when the time comes…ReplyCancel

Hello World! Welcome to my first ever blog. I’ve always wanted to be a writer.  Or more properly put, I’ve always envisaged myself as a writer.  I also love photography, especially photojournalism.  Having flirted with a few Facebook posts which combined the two, I thought it was time to put the photography and the writing […]

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  • Leanne Tengs

    I can’t wait to read more about your meanderings!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy MacGregor

    Kudos to you, Mike, for finally starting this. It’s been a project-in-waiting, I think. As your sister, I am going to take the liberty to suggest you start with the city you love, Calgary, and the event that most defines it, The Stampede. Everything starts from home. Great job, bro.ReplyCancel

  • Scott Digel

    This will be one of my regular internet stops!ReplyCancel

  • Susanne L. Mozel

    Intriguing travels from an intriguing man! Wouldn’t expect anything less. 🙂 Safe travels my friend! I will be seeing the world through your eyes!!! :):):)ReplyCancel