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Would you move to the town of Olds for its Gigabit Age internet speed?
Swerve Magazine

Would you move to the town of Olds for its Gigabit Age internet speed?

Futurists predict that by the year 2025, the Gigabit Age will have arrived, bringing with it everything from Oculus-like headsets to holodecks to 3-D printed recyclable clothing to immersive 3-D porn. Plus Skype won’t break up nearly as much. From where I’m sitting—at 10 unreliable megabits per second on the upload and 12 equally unreliable megabits … Continue reading

Secret Service
Swerve Magazine

Secret Service

They say some things are best kept secret. Well, try saying that when testifying in front of an ad-hoc public inquiry. As far as Alexander Lucas, Calgary’s mayor in 1892, was concerned, it’s best not to borrow from Brainyquote if and when giving testimony to a royal commission. According to the transcript of his appearance … Continue reading

Ben Petreny drives it long
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Ben Petreny drives it long

All you have to do is watch junior Osoyoos Golf Club member Ben Petreny hit to see why Desert Golf Academy professional Wayne Hatchey adds “long-hitting” to his given name. The 12th-grader shot up eight inches over the winter of 2012-13, and at 6’3” he now has a swing with what Hatchey says is “about Bubba Watson speed,” averaging … Continue reading

RVwest interviewee JoAnne Mowczko publishes ecotourism book
RVwest

RVwest interviewee JoAnne Mowczko publishes ecotourism book

Three years after sharing her experience of travelling to the Ecuadorian Amazon, living with and learning about the native Achuar (pronounced aa-sh-ur) people, Yuma-based RVer, educator and author JoAnne Mowczko has published The Achuar of the Pastaza River: A Glimpse into Their Rainforest World. Mowczko was inspired to research and write the ecotourism book after she and her husband … Continue reading