Apart from articles written for the ATA Magazine and the ATA News, I have had some stories picked up by Calgary's Kerby News and a few other publications. Additional stories will be added here as they are produced and, hopefully, printed elsewhere. Anyway, here is a start. The most recent story starts the list and the others follow in chronological order.
"A barrel of fun in retirement for Maureen Marston" is the title of the 17th story in the
Kerby News. Upon retiring from a highly successful career as an elementary teacher, Maureen took up senior barrel racing. She and her quarter horse Lethal are doing very well. Published in the November 2018 issue of the Kerby News.
"Clark Seaborn's Airplanes", included in the September 2018 issue, is the 16th story printed in the Kerby News. Seaborn is a restorer and pilot of historic flying machines.
"2442: Calgary Transit's Newest C-Train Car" describes the arrival and unloading of a new light rail vehicle for Calgary's C-Train system. Published in the July 2018 issue of the Kerby News.
"No. 31 EFTS De Winton" contains the complete program celebrating the 75th anniversary of the first training flight at this World War II Royal Air Force flying school.
"Dave Richards at Heritage Park" is an account of a retired civil engineer and current docent at Heritage Park. Dave works in both the blacksmith shop and in the automobile collection at the park. The story appeared in the August 2017 issue of the Kerby News.
"Off the beaten path with Charley, a roadtrip to Empress, Alberta" appeared in the August 2017 edition of the Kerby News. The story tells about visiting vanishing villages in eastern Alberta in company with my miniature pinser dog.
"You Oughta Be In Pictures" is about my very limited experience as an extra or background actor on some television productions made recently around Calgary. This story was included, in a very poorly edited version, in the January, 2017 issue of the Kerby News.
"In the War Skies of Calgary", included in the November 2016 issue of the Kerby News, relates details of a mid-air collision of two military aircraft over downtown Calgary on Saturday, August 28, 1943.
"Calgary's National Music Centre" was featured in the September, 2016 issue of the
"The Polar Express" is a story printed in the December, 2015 issue of the Kerby News. A small tourist railway has been established at Mossleigh, Alberta and this Holiday Season it has run its version of The Polar Express in cooperation with Warner Brothers Films for the first time. I write about my visit to the train and a lucky ride on the diesel engine.
"Siren Sounds of Cold War Silence Can Still be Heard" (not my choice of title) tells of coming across two of Calgary's air raid sirens from the cold war years. A bit of research at Calgary City Archives added interesting facts to the story that appeared in the November 2015 issue of the Kerby News.
"At Nick's Barbershop" ran in the September 2015 issue of the Kerby News. I wrote about Nick Corea, the barber, and an old acquaintance, Grant Dustin, who I worked with in my social studies days. My photograph of Grant and Nick featured on the front page of the paper.
"A Visit to the Calgary Stampede Ranch" was printed in the July, 2015 issue of the Kerby News.
"Tulips Colour Lives" was included in the May, 2015 issue of the Kerby News.
"A Pony Named Midget" was previously published in the Amhearst Daily News. It was published again in two parts in the feature section of the December 2014 and January 2015 issues of Calgary's Kerby News. I'm happy that this Calgary story was finally able to be shared with a Calgary audience.
"Take a bow, Mr Jackson" is a play on words concerning Bert Jackson of Acme whom I visited in the summer of 2014. Bert makes and repairs bows for stringed instruments. The story and photographs ran in the October, 2014 issue of the Kerby News. Along with the story, one of my photos of Bert took up most of the front page.
"Down Highway 12 and Home" was published in the August 2013 issue of Calgary's Kerby Centre Kerby News as a two page centre spread with photographs.
"A Field Trip to Lake Nyasa" ran as a two page spread in the April 2013 issue of the Kerby News. The story is based on travel journal notes and photographs from my visit to Mozambique in August 2012.
"Remembering the Air Base that Time Forgot" was run with photographs as a two-page special feature in the November 2011 issue of the Kerby News. This story and the accompanying photographs can also be found on the website of Nanton's Bomber Command Museum <www.bombercommandmuseum.ca>.
"A Daily Diary History of RCAF Station Pearce" was a periodic publication for the Lethbridge Historical Society.
"Constructing the Aerodrome of Democracy" was published in Proceedings, the digest of professional articles prepared for the 1997 annual conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.
"Stubb Ross: One Man's Recollections" was published in the January 1988 issue of Canadian Aviation and recalls some of my memories about flying with the founder of Lethbridge's Time Air.