July 28th, 2021

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Easy-to-assemble usually isn’t

By Lethbridge Herald on February 27th, 2021

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com I’m admittedly probably the last person you’d ever want to use as a handyman. I’m not good with tools, have no patience and absolutely am clueless when following instructions. But inevitably there are times when I have to pretend I liked shop class and assemble some ... Read More »

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2020 is the kidney stone of years

By Lethbridge Herald on December 26th, 2020

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Are you ready to call it a year? In less than a week, the calendar will show humanity has reached another milestone — the end of 2020. Like a kidney stone, the passing of this year is painful, slow and can’t come soon enough. Anyone who ... Read More »

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‘Tis the season for baking

By Lethbridge Herald on December 12th, 2020

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber LETHBRIDGE HERALD abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com In September, I ran a survey on my personal Twitter feed while in a baking mood which asked followers if pecans or raisins belonged in butter tarts. Or neither, for that matter. While on my six-month hiatus from work, I spent a lot of time in ... Read More »

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DREAMING OF LAS VEGAS

By Lethbridge Herald on October 31st, 2020

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com 2020 was the year in which I was going to make my second trip to Las Vegas, the first in 2017 being one of the most memorable and fun vacations ever. Instead 2020 has become the year of toilet paper and yeast shortages, social-distancing and hockey ... Read More »

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Parenting can be a difficult thing to do

By Lethbridge Herald on February 22nd, 2020

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Family Day. When I was sitting at home alone with the dogs early Monday morning, I began reflecting upon this February break — for some — from the drudgery of winter. Maybe it was the weather, maybe it was Rio wanting out multiple times during the night, or ... Read More »

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Crüe deserves better than critics’ dirt

By Lethbridge Herald on April 6th, 2019

Al BeeberLethbridge Heraldabeeber@lethbridgeherald.comWhile fans are raving about the Motley Crüe film “The Dirt,” now showing on Netflix, critics have shown massive contempt for this new rockumentary.And sadly, that’s typical of some reviewers who tend to elevate themselves above the world around them.I’ve often written over the years that too often popular art is considered crappy ... Read More »

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Mike Wanchic reflects on Mellencamp career

By Lethbridge Herald on October 5th, 2018

Guitarist has been with heartland rocker since the beginning Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com When John Mellencamp steps onto the Enmax Centre stage later this month, Mike Wanchic will be where he’s been for more than 40 years — to the left of the heartland rocker playing his guitar and performing his role as band ... Read More »

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Macleod native staging Empress fundraiser

By Lethbridge Herald on May 4th, 2018

Geomattic Attic hosting two shows this month Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Spring is theoretically here and with it comes a couple of must-see shows in southern Alberta. On May 12, Jake Pratte, also known as Girl Named Jake, will be staging a fundraiser for the Empress Theatre at the historic Fort Macleod venue starting ... Read More »

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Reunion will bring back memories

By Lethbridge Herald on June 30th, 2017

Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Forty years ago, I graduated from Raymond High School on a Friday the 13th — a strange date which has sometimes made me wonder if the school was making a subtle statement to the class of 1977. During the past four decades, I’ve seldom seen classmates except for a couple, and ... Read More »

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Enmax Centre deserves a standing O

By Lethbridge Herald on October 28th, 2016

Al Beeber LETHBRIDGEHERALD.COM abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com I may be an age when the hair is going grey, the body is aching more and I should be listening to CBC, but at 57, I have to admit I had more fun last week at the Slayer/Anthrax/Death Angel show at the Enmax Centre than a guy in the shade of ... Read More »

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‘Barbarians Rising’ raises the drama standard

By Lethbridge Herald on June 24th, 2016

Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Theres nothing better in my books than a week off at home when rain, wind and a lack of heat give me an excuse not to do yard work. And with nearly 50 roses in my yard, plus numerous shrubs, trees and other green stuff, I have more than enough ... Read More »

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