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

  As a young easterner, I had dreamed of coming west to attend the Calgary Stampede.  I fantasized about stepping into pointed boots and donning a real cowboy hat.  I imagined myself riding a horse in the parade, waving back at all the pretty girls.  In 1967 I finally got my chance, and once on […]

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  • Lori Wheeler

    I too think that the Calgary Stampede volunteers are incredibly generous, hardworking people. Great post to acknowledge them, Mike.ReplyCancel

  • Ron Anderson

    Excellent words aimed at excellent people. The Stampede volunteers always make me a proud Calgarian.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