Neil (nt) wrote,

This afternoon I went to a movie theatre for the first time in about 6 months to see The World's Fastest Indian, starring Anthony Hopkins. Based on a true story and set in the early 1960s, it's about an eccentric pensioner from New Zealand who has souped-up an old Indian motorcycle in his garage workshop and wants to race it on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The movie follows his adventures in travelling on a tight budget from New Zealand to Utah, his struggle to get registered for Speed Week, and his attempts to set a land speed record. Throughout, his relaxed charm and persistence help him to find allies and achieve his dream. Anthony Hopkins is excellent, as usual, and the film is fun and inspiring.

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    In Calgary, Exploring the Cultural Side of ‘Cowtown’ (link is to The New York Times) Pretty good article, although I've never seen Calgarians…

  • Broken trees

    A few examples of trees broken by the accumulation of snow, as mentioned in my last post. The snow is gone, but the damage remains.

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    I drove around town today and was shocked at the number of trees that had been damaged by the heavy snowfall earlier in the week. It's too early in…

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