Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Lovely Miss Yearwood

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

January XXXIst, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

You know twenty odd years ago when I saw Garth Brooks here in Edmonton I thought, this dude is one hell of a performer & a really nice guy. One of the best audience interactive acts I have ever seen. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to attend any of Garth Brook's shows with his stunning bride the lovely Miss Yearwood due to my limited income. But I sure hope Trish & Garth have a blast with the audiences filled with students & their families. As evidenced by how fast the tickets sold out, I am sure they will.

Raw Talent,

Rory

Source; Myself.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Midnight In The Garden Of Good & Evil

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

January XXXth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Having student aides help the legislative ground crew plant trees & shrubs in the spring & summer would give them valuable gardening knowledge.

Gardenia,

Rory

Source: Www.Assembly.Ab.Ca 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Nothing But Net!

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

January XXIXth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Soccer is great for students & their families to play. However I prefer baseball & football. I can understand the appeal with The World Cup & other tournaments like today's National Hockey League (NHL) All Star Game from Los Angeles, California & how it is a great family atmosphere for families to bond at, but different students are going to have different tastes.

That Should Be Respected,

Rory

Source: Www.FCEdmonton.Com 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

TO BE HEARD & NOT SEEN

RORY J. KOOPMANS, B. ADMIN., #6, 14504-108 AVENUE, EDMONTON, ALBERTA T5N 1G8

JANUARY XXVIIITH, MMXVII

HON. DAVE EGGEN, B. ED., MLA, MINISTER OF EDUCATION, NEW DEMOCRATIC, EDMONTON-CALDER

DEAR DAVE:

I SURE DO LOVE THAT YOUR GOVERNMENT & PREVIOUS TORY ADMINS PUSHED FOR BRAILLE & LARGE PRINT EXAMS FOR STUDENTS. I HAVE SEEING FRIENDS I WENT TO NAIT WITH WHOSE CHILDREN ARE VISUALLY IMPAIRED SO THIS IS VERY HELPFUL!

GOOD ON YOU,

RORY

SOURCE: MYSELF.


Friday, January 27, 2017

Total K Os!

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
15902-100A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5P 0L8

January XXVIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

1. Brian Jean wants to bend down & unite the right as he knows he will never get higher than Deputy Premier when Jason Kenney wins!

2. Stephen Khan left the PC Alberta race, Edmonton Journal "columnist" Paula Simons seems to be the only reporter who knew he was even in it.

3. Dickie Starke wants to work with the Wildrose on 95% of issues but not merge, hello Notley Part Deux!

4. Jason Kenney had to suck back an entire canister of oxygen to contain his good fortune. Luckily Steve Harper the asthma sufferer lent him his spare one so Jason could avoid claiming it as a campaign contribution!

5. All of these folks running will be in the hoop come summer when they realize a new contestant will be entering the race for combined conservative party leader's job:


Even Gay & Tranny Conservatives Can't Vote Against Kittens: Am I Right: Of Course I Am,

Rory

Source: Steve Harper, Citizen At Large: Now That's Purrtastic!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Floral West

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Flowers By Western Courtesy Wifi, Edmonton, Alberta

January XXVIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Here at my late mother June C. Koopmans, B. Ed. fave flower shop is a wealth of floral choices. Mom loved flowers & when attending events she made sure to look into floral & plant choices as gifts that wouldn't cause allergic reactions if she knew in advance that folks at the event were allergic.

Flowers Galore,

Rory

Source: Flowers By Western.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Field This

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

January XXVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Why does the Edmonton Catholic School Board not seem to have an affixed & assigned fee schedule? Say so much a month rather than insisting on a flat fee by the year,except for field trips which will be by the trip now. It seems rather annoying for parents to not know.

On The Playing Field,

Rory

Source: Www.Ecsd.Net 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fit IV A King!


Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

January XXIVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Reading the Bible is quite fascinating. Thousands of years old these stories & they still have many interesting lessons to teach to students interested in religious studies like the Tanach for those of the Jewish faith for instance, just as books for other religions do. With my Roman Nvmerals obsession I prefer the King James Version while my cousin Steve prefers the New International Version.

Booked In,

Rory

Source: Www.KingJamesBibleOnline.Org 

Monday, January 23, 2017

"He Stole My Balloons!"

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Coronation McDonald's Courtesy Wifi, Edmonton, Alberta

January XXIIIrd, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

My neighbour was kind enough to buy me breakfast this morning as I took her to visit her friend in a seniors lodge yesterday. I do find it annoying that McD's leaves the balloons near the toys in many locations. Here the students & younger kids are popping the balloons, even close to senior citizens & other customers who are trying to enjoy their meal. Some of these folks have medical issues & some have one foot in the grave & are half past dead so this might be their only outing of the day, so the loud sounds can be quite upsetting. Sure if it is part of say a kids birthday party or outside then exploding the balloons is fine, but not here.

Frightening,

Rory

Source: "Batman", C. MCMLXXXIX (1989), Detective Comics Limited (TM) & Warner Brothers Pictures (TM.)

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Save Athabasca University!

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

January XXIInd, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I sure as hell hope that your caucus colleague the Hon. Marlin Schmidt, B. Sc., M. Sc., MLA, Minister of Advance Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Gold Bar does everything in his power to save Athabasca U. I have my Bachelor of Administration (Management Concentration) December MCMXCIX (1999) from there. As a result, I & many others (including the sainted late Premier Ralph Klein, Progressive Conservative) who graduated from there would truly be sorry to see it go.

Save Athabasca U. At All Costs,

Rory

Source: The Athabasca Advocate.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

411

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

January XXIst, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Have you ever noticed just how useless & inept the 411 operators are now, both live & automated? When your cell phone internet breaks down, sometimes you still have to break down & call 411 to get a phone number & 99% of the time they give you the wrong one.

Ah For The Good Old Paper White Pages,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Transition

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #23, 9731-174 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6G4

January XXth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Whether you are for or against the election of XLVth President Of The United States Of America Donald John Trump, Republican-New York, you must respect that it is a nice & respectful/peaceful transition of power from one administration to the next. Just like the adjustment in the Alberta cabinet of Premier Rachel Notley, MLA, New Democratic, Edmonton-Strathcona yesterday that I attended yesterday was also respectful & peaceful.

Transition,

Rory

Source: The MMXVI/MMXVII Presidential Inauguration Committee.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

You Wash, I'll Dry

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

January XIXth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Car washes are very good of course for both cleaning of the interior & exterior of vehicles. Having respiratory issues my whole life I usually avoid going to the coin washes. It would be nice if the car wash gave out disposable masks to folks & their children who have breathing difficulties when they come in. I mean the masks are on hand for employees, so this makes sense & would be at a very low cost.

Washer,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Party Of Sir John A.-Candidate O'Leary

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., 15902-100A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5P 0L8

January XVIIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

On this the Vth Anniversary of my mother's death on Wednesday, January XVIIIth, MMXII, I am reminded that Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed., would want me to have a stiff upper lip, then a pot of tea, Earl Grey, HOT & scones in her honour & get the quotes from the candidates for Conservative Party Of Canada Leader done. As he has just joined the race, we have Candidate Kevin O'Leary out of alphabetical sequence with a comment on jobs being brought into Canada instead of being shipped out. As a businessman, this makes sense to Kev & many Canadians.

"It's official. I'm in. The Conservative Party Of Canada needs a candidate who can beat Justin Trudeau & bring back jobs to this country."

Montreal, Quebec,

Rory

Source: Www.KevinOleary.Com 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Bend In The River

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Riverbend Public Library Terminal #III, Edmonton, Alberta

January XVIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

It truly is amazing how helpful Edmonton Public Library (EPL) Branch staff are no matter what location I go into. Here I walk into the Riverbend EPL just a little while ago looking for information on elephants to supplement some magazine articles I read & the staff found me a great reference book.

EPL Knowledge Superb,

Rory

Source: Www.Epl.Ca 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Copy Sloppy

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

January XVIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Why are the photocopiers constantly breaking down at employment centres? Arguably people waiting for employment assistance, especially those with kids who couldn't get a sitter would remain calmer in an already stressful environment if this was not occurring so much!

Colour Versus Black & White,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Johnny From Scotland

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

January XVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Social Studies courses to me seem rather weak. There seems to be an even greater emphasis on not learning facts & historical dates & events, but instead on getting students to reveal their emotions on how events make them feel. This doesn't seem relevant to me, I mean here we are erasing Sir John A. Macdonald our First Prime Minister from the sawbuck in favour of some activist no one really cares about. While I'm sure it is important for female empowerment issues, it would be better to place the activist on a coin & ensure that our Prime Ministers, especially the one that started it all are so honoured, as well as the reigning Sovereign!

Numero Uno,

Rory

Source: Myself.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Paula Week-Prentiss

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

January XIVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Executive Dissertations concludes Paula Week with a remark from actress Paula Prentiss (who suffered mental health issues in the past) on how much having her baby boy helped complete her as a person so she could both act & be a real mom at the same time. She has a boy & a girl.

"Before I had the baby (Ross Benjamin) I felt lonely going to work. Now I have deeper, more generous feelings. I feel whole, like a human being."

Her Husband Richard Benjamin Is A Great Support For His Wife,

Rory

Source: Paula Prentiss, Actress/Wife/Mom.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Paula Week-Vogel

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #23, 9731-174 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6G4

January XIIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama & Playwright Paula Vogel discusses the true essence of art & writing to literary students.

"Art is the writer not having control, but the subject having control of the writer."

"How I Learned To Drive",

Rory

Source: Paula Vogel, Professor/Playwright.


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Paula Week-Fletcher

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

January XIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Paula Week returns with an ALL NEW entry from Ward XXX (30) Toronto City Councillor Paula Fletcher. Paula's focus is to keep the film industry not just going in Toronto, but thriving as it puts artisans/actors/writers/stagehands to work.

"We are always thinking about how to keep Toronto in the forefront for film."

Is A Strong Voice At Hogtown's City Hall,

Rory

Source: Paula Fletcher, Ward XXX (30) Toronto City Councillor, Toronto-Danforth & As Suggested To Me By Mister Colin Fraser Smith, B. A., Retired Gentleman Editor & Writer.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Gentleman Broadcaster

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Southgate Mall Courtesy Wifi By Orange Julius, Edmonton, Alberta

January XIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

You know normally I would never interrupt a theme week at Executive Dissertations, but for the class human being & polite gentleman Larry Langley, I'm going to make an exception.

Larry was gracious when he accepted gifts of furniture for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) auctions for various charitable endeavours from our family furniture store. He was extremely adept at working under pressure when doing the weather once the amazing Larry Branter retired & was more than able to anchor CBC Edmonton newscasts once the superb Alec Moir quit as anchor. When asked to take a reduced role when Joanne Stefanyk took over & then eventually stand away, Larry did so without any hatred or malice. Just an absolutely professional talent & wonderful guy. I'm ever so sad for Sharon & his family. They should keep in kind that 83 is one heck of a run & Larry lived his life to the fullest. One of my favourite memories was when as a family one Sunday for a CBC charity function, Larry & the intrepid Colin Maclean gave us a guided tour of the then south side CBC Edmonton studios, which is why I write from the south side in tribute today!

Editor's Note: CBXT Edmonton is the IInd CBC network in YEG as CFRN which is now a CTV affiliate was a CBC station when it first went on air so MotherCorp has a rich history in Edmonton!

Always Inquisitive,

Rory

Source: Myself & CBXT Television Notes (Archival Files.)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Paula Week-Patton

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

January Xth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Actress Paula Patton, the former wife of singing sensation Robin Thicke comments on the death of her former father-in-law, that great Canadian talent Alan Thicke, Canada's old pal that died at just 69 years old. But at least he died happy, playing ice hockey with his sons. It is just such a raw ordeal for Paula as she birthed Alan's grandson Julian. So despite being divorced from the Thicke family, she still had a bond with Alan.

"I knew Alan since I was XV (15) years old & he had a tremendous effect on my life. I loved & respected him so much. So many great memories & laughs together. We will miss him so much! His grandson is quite sure he is still with us here in spirit."

Friend Of The Great David Faustino: AKA "Bud Bundy" from "Married With Children",

Rory

Sourece: Paula Patton, Mom/Actress/PBS Documentary Filmmaker.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Paula Week-Abdul

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

January IXth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Superstar artiste & one time Los Angeles Lakers choreographer Paula Abdul talks about doing your very best, & that "best" is going to be different for each & every individual.

"All you can do is the best you can do."

Super Fly American Idol Judge On Fox,

Rory

Source: Paula Abdul, Singer/Songwriter/Talent Show Judge/Simon Cowell Comic Foil.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Paula Week-Jones

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

January VIIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Mmister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Truth be told, former Arkansas State employee Paula Jones is quite a truthful person, & thus proving that then US President Bill Clinton, Democratic-Arkansas was and is not. He sexually harassed her, denied it, & yet it was proven true, along with the Miss Lewinsky incident & others.

"I told the truth, & I did it on national TV in a lie detector test."

Penthouse Shoot To Raise Funds For Her Kids Education,

Rory

Source: Paula Jones, Civil Servant/Full Time Mom.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Paula Week-Simons

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

January VIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

We begin "Paula Week" with Paula Simons of The Edmonton Journal & a comment that the four year old girl Serenity who died in kinship care should not have done so.


"Serenity's mother is still grieving, still angry her efforts at the time to get her children out of kinship care failed."

"A Jacqueline Of All Journalistic Trades",

Rory

Source: Paula Simons, Journalist/Columnist/Reporter: The Edmonton Journal.


Friday, January 6, 2017

My Calendar Girl

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#23, 9731-174 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6G4

January VIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I find calendars very helpful. While it is great to have the calendar option on your cellular, there is nothing like a paper version where students & their families can make custom reminders of upcoming events/occasions.

Gregorian Versus Julian,

Rory

Source: Www.TimeAndDate.Com 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Climate Change Is A Scam

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #23, 9731-174 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6G4

January Vth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Why is it that with the rules surrounding LED lighting that some older schools have not been switched over to the new bulbs. I had a Parkland County Principal tell me this when I was chatting with another school administrator at the Spruce Grove Tim Hortons earlier today. Still other schools have lights without shields protecting them, thus risking breaking glass falling & students/staff/parents below. I don't judge LED lights & I certainly don't like them as the sale of each bulb only makes the fat liar Al Gore richer, I just why there isn't full compliance in the matter of them being changed over in schools.

"Light Em Up",

Rory

Source: Myself.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Art Critics Or Critiques

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Calder (Kensington) Public Library Terminal #XVI, Edmonton, Alberta.

January IVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Whether the art of the great Renaissance masters or modern styles such as those created by Salvador Dali (pictured above), art should be respected & appreciated by students & their families. This will make them want to become the artisans of the future.

I Enjoy Creating,

Rory

Source: The Salvadore Dali Museum.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Television

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
Meadowlark AlbertaWorks Employment Centre Courtesy Computer #VIII
Edmonton, Alberta

January IIIrd, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

While it is nice for kids to have a tv area to hang out in & watch cartoons & toys to play with & books to read at the employment centres, it  can also be bad. After all, the noise volume from the tv can distract job searchers who are talking to employment centre applications or filling our applications/job searching on nearby computers. Perhaps single use headphones could be provided or students could bring their own so as to maintain a peaceful atmosphere in this stressful setting.

Tee Vee,

Rory

Source: Service Alberta.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Year VIII, Episode MMMM (4,000)

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

January IInd, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Having just attended another New Year's Day Levee with Her Honour The Lt. Governor Lois Mitchell & the fine visitor services staffs & security, I must say how impressed I was with the presence of the armed forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, & Edmonton Police Chief Rodney Knecht there. It is a showcase once a year for our military & I was most delighted to sign over a post card to a soldier in the Ukrainian theatre. It is a great public event for getting students interested in a career in Her Majesty's Royal Canadian Armed Forces of The Dominion Of Canada or a law enforcement agency!

A Quality Event,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mrs. Davis

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

January Ist, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

The Year of MMXVII begins with the last "A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand" category quote from our CCCCXXXIth (436th) Member of the U.S. House Of Reps. Congresswoman Susan A. Davis of California lets us expand our CIVth (114th) Congress quotes over III (3) separate calendar years! So I ask Susie to wrap up things by chatting about how teachers/instructors are the first real leaders & mentors for students in a classroom setting.

"Teachers are uniquely positioned with their knowledge & expertise to address education needs & challenges."

Cambridge, Massachusetts,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Susan A. Davis, Democratic-California, The LIIIrd District.