Friday, November 05, 2004

Lake Louise

Looks like I was a day early with my report of skilouise being open for business. November 06 is when the lifts will turn this year.

Send your pictures.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

World Cup at Lake Louise

It'll soon be time to head to the Lake to participate in another World Cup. I've been checking the web cam and it's nice to see a good start to the snow we need to get the races off.

It's always a question of which crew of Ski Louise employees, along with the army of World Cup volunteer course workers, will put in longer hours: the snow makers or the groomers?

From the looks of the pics from the hill, it'll be the groomers who'll be busier this year again.

As of today, they've had 51 cm of snow. That's not quite enough yet, but it certainly is a nice early start to the season.

In fact they're open for business tomorrow, which if not the earliest opening date has to be close.

This year's races mark the first time that the races at Louise are the first of the season.

If you've yet to experience it, skiing in the Canadian Rockies is something you've got to try at least twice.

Hope those in Calgary who might be reading this are already making plans to get some runs in. If you go, send me pictures and I'll post them here.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Help with homework

I've started a couple of discussion forums that are linked from

Language Arts and Mathematics are intended for elementary and high school students who need help with these (or any other for that matter) subject area.

Given my experience with the posting habits of visitors to my web pages, I'll not be holding my breath regarding a deluge of posts; however, I'll be interested to see if there are any students out there who need help.

Don't you wish you had a forum where you could have posted anonymous questions about the school work you were doing?

The answer, I suppose, may have much to do with the quality of the answer; however, I'll be so bold as to suggest that the act of asking the question itself is a valuable learning opportunity. The act of articulating a request for information, for instance, may give me a hint of the answer.

As always, you'll be subjected to updates in this space.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Pigskin Prediction

Here's a link the National Public Radio story about NFL football games and their relation to presidential politics in the USA.

NPR -- Pigskin Prediction

MNF is about to feature the story on their halftime show.

Playing all the shots

Here's a snippet from the story of Vijay Singh's record-setting PGA tournament win at the Chrysler Classic, about the relative fates of Jesper Parnevik and Tommy Armour III.
Parnevik sank a 20-footer for birdie at the last and Armour missed a short par putt that tied the two. It gave Parnevik an extra $100,000 and shot him to 40th on the final money list. That gets him an invitation to Augusta National for the 2005 Masters. see full story

Just goes to show that it's never too late to keep trying. Parnevik hasn't had a very good year, but he managed to get into the Top 40 on the last putt of the season.

I think there's a lesson to be learned here.