Author: canuckAdmin

The Tragically Hip

Gord Downie has sung his last concert. If everything progresses as expected, this will be the end of The Tragically Hip as a band. You don’t recover from glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Where to start? For Americans, The Tragically Hip are my Anglo-Canadian cohort’s Grateful Dead, our Santana, our Leonard Skynard, our Bruce Springsteen. A band with roots entwined in the experiences… Read more →

Foreign exchange

Unlike most banks abroad, most American banks in smaller centers don’t keep foreign currency on hand. You can’t just waltz up and buy a couple hundred euros, pounds, Canadian dollars or Mexican pesos. (Personally, I think this is just wrong, but I am one mere mortal among minions.) If you need foreign currency prior to departure for adventures abroad, you need… Read more →