May 4, 2021
STAR WARS: May the 4th ...

Star Wars Theme / Samuel Kim   In the making the original Star Wars some of the Stars used to laugh at George Lucas behind his back - that they were involved in such a crazy project. Above: Young George Lucas with Alec Guinness / 1977 Below: Star Wars lineup 1977 I met a gal […]

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May 4, 2021
DINOSAURS ...

There be monsters here ...  or at least there was once. Much of the time only partial skeltons are found. Somebody likely ate the rest? Despite obvious evidence it's still hard to believe such creatures once roamed this world. How they are most often found. Laying down. Often crushed or embedded in rock. It can […]

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April 27, 2021
Cool Water ... A Western Classic ... Part 2

"You never miss the water 'til the well runs dry ..." Cool Water ... Many Interpretations Most artists do Cool Water 'straight up'. Nothing wrong with that. But there's a few interpretations that caught my ear. Hard to beat how beautifully The Sons of the Pioneers do this /1961 Dale Evans intro? Husband Roy Rogers was […]

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April 26, 2021
Cool Water ... A Western Classic ... Part 1

Cool Water / The Sons of the Pioneers / Written by Bob Nolan Cool Water Some things have been around so long we just take them for granted. We shouldn't. For some things are treasures and a wonderful part of our Heritage. Cool Water is one such gem. Wikipedia says: ""Cool Water" was written in […]

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April 21, 2021
Royal Tyrrell Museum ... Going Inside

Joseph Burr Tyrrell, FRSC (November 1, 1858 – August 26, 1957) Was a Canadian geologist, cartographer, and mining consultant. He discovered dinosaur (Albertosaurus sarcophagus) bones in Alberta's Badlands and coal around Drumheller in 1884. Canada's Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta was named in his honor. Went looking for Coal, but found something else. […]

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April 19, 2021
mY fAVOrite weSTERns ... Let's Ride !!! ...

Hans Zimmer - Now We Ride! / Rango Amigos! ... You may have noticed my Blog is in a state of ... kerfuffle. CHANGE. After several years I've finally decided to upgrade things.  So I asked my Son-in-Law Ray, who happens to be a champion Blog and Website designer, to help me out. Ray Krohmer […]

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April 14, 2021
The Royal Tyrrell Museum

As Time Goes By / Jimmy Durante The Royal Tyrrell Museum The Royal Tyrrell Museum is not really an inspiring piece of Architecture. It appears academic and clinical. That's because it's a World Class research center for Paleontology - housing several labs and research facilities - apart from it's function as an amazing museum.  There's […]

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April 7, 2021
Virtual Tour: The Royal Tyrrell Museum

Virtual Tour: The Royal Tyrrell Museum This virtual tour can be a bit awkward to navigate, but if you click on that box in the bottom left hand corner it will beam you to places around the museum and area.  Click Here To View Royal Tyrel 360' View What you'll see:  Just inside the entrance: […]

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April 6, 2021
Dinosaur Drumheller ...

There's a lot of excellent vids on You Tube of the Alberta Badlands. As I said earlier, when I used to explore here as young Teen I felt I was in going into areas that had never before been seen by any human being but me.  This really fueled my wonder about all things of […]

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April 3, 2021
Chichen Itza

Found this in my files. Liked it. Showing it. Our trip to Chichen Itza was a true highlight of this lifetime. If you get the chance to see any of this stuff for real ... Go for it.

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April 1, 2021
The Sands of Fate ...

"Tomb Raider Theme" ('Tomb Raider I' soundtrack) by Nathan McCree [1996] Sky above, sand below, peace within. - anonymous It's incredible how a single event can change the course of your life.As a young lad I dreamed of becoming an Archaeologist (Ancient History) or Paleontologist (Dinosaurs).Then one day somebody told me this would mean 8 […]

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March 25, 2021
The Return of the Wizard ... UPDATE

  Yeah I know it's not a Crystal Ball ... but it's not bad.   

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March 21, 2021
The Return of the Wizard

Many years ago my niece Sarah made a small figurine for me. I called him Wizard. Wizard accompanied me on my many trips and moves - quietly gracing my desktop. But in my journeys, he also took a heck of a beating. I lost his Crystal Ball (shameful!) and broke his Magic Staff (doh!).These are […]

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March 16, 2021
On the Dinosaur Trail ...

On the way to the Royal Tyrell Museum you will spot The Little Church.And, as Costner said in Field of Dreams, "I can use all the Karma I can get." "1968"??? I visited The Little Church in the early 60's when we lived here. Amen.

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March 10, 2021
Actors who played Billy the Kid: Val Kilmer

Did you know that early in is career Val Kilmer played Billy the Kid?Betcha didn't. That was in 1989 when Kilmer was 30 years old. It was a made for TV movie by Gore Vidal?! Wikipedia: "Vidal said in his memoirs that he had written the original teleplay for The Left Handed Gun, (1958) starring Paul Newman as Billy the […]

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March 9, 2021
Colorized Cowboys

Back a ways someone got the idea that he would colorize old photos. So he did.The results were quite spectacular. It brought the photos to life.Pretty soon a few other folks joined in. And now we have a nice collection of colorized images.Some photos from the Old West are particularly impressive. Like Billy the Kid. […]

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March 4, 2021
On the poor side of town

Rose and I have stayed in a few B&B's over the years. Most have been excellent.But it's not a cheap way to go. So Rose found a B&B in North Drum(heller) in what I used call the "the poor side of town". Some rough kids came out of there. But us refined 'rich kids' (*sniff*) […]

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February 24, 2021
Why the Aliens don't attack us.
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February 23, 2021
ATTACK of the TACKYSAURS !!! Episode 2

TACKYSAURS!!? How do get rid of a Tacksaur? Tackysaurs are occasionally vandalized by graffiti, and need to be repainted. But that doesn't get rid of them. One sure method is to ram them with your car.Obviously effective, but unfortunately this also destroys your car. Tackysaurs don't go down easy. But to be fair though, not […]

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February 16, 2021
ATTACK of the TACKYSAURS !!! Episode 1

Alley Oop by the Hollywood Argyles They started to appear in Drumheller in the late 50's. And seemed pretty harmless at first. Even amusing. Then ... slowly, surely, more and more came. By the end of the 60's it was too late! The whole town was infested! (Inserting a Wilhelm Scream here.) The Attack of […]

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