Author Archives: simonfriesen

The Western Terminus of 37a Avenue

It was around this time last year that I stopped posting here. It was not intentional. I ran out of time in the day. My job situation changed significantly; the learning curve steepened, and my time spent outside and away … Continue reading

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Warren’s Music

Last week I mentioned having grown up in a little town outside Saskatoon. It was a great place to grow up. In my teen years, there were basically two schools of thought for young men: there were those who played … Continue reading

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Applewood

There are two little boys in our home. I never knew the pleasure I would feel in casually mentioning “my sons” in conversation until I suddenly have that privilege. Having children is a dream my wife and I shared long … Continue reading

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Hong and Sandy’s Hole in the Wall

There is a particular block downtown that feels, in my opinion, exactly like a charming, “old downtown” area should feel. It starts at the corner of 50th and 50th and heads one short block west. This section of the street always seems dark; … Continue reading

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By The Lake Park: Winter Edition

The other day it snowed here; soft and silent, in a little wind. It reminded me of why I love By The Lake Park in the winter time. By The Lake Park is probably my favourite spot in Wetaskiwin. It scores … Continue reading

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a toast to the pharmacy staff

Before I moved to Wetaskiwin, I didn’t spend much time around the medical profession. When we had been married a little over a year, my wife became pregnant, and that changed things forever. Doctor’s appointments became the norm, and trips … Continue reading

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the wetaskiwin optimist

On November 2nd, 2006, in a bustling home for abandoned babies in South Africa, I met a beautiful woman who stole my heart. 21 months later we were married and started our life together in her lifelong home, a small … Continue reading

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