Brian Crossman: Be interesting

A while back, I was talking to my nephews. They are currently attending university and working toward degrees. As us older guys tend to do, we want young people to learn from our mistakes. So of course I want to prevent loved ones from having to make their own...

Brian Crossman: The Future (Hint: it’s Saskatchewan)

  The future is a pretty big place. Huge. Ginormous. (Is that a word?) So where does the energy industry fit in? How are we to adapt to a future that seems to be without a standard of living that we are used to? A future they tell us is supposedly without fossil...

Brian Crossman: Thanksgiving in the oilpatch

I love this time of year. I think most people do. We all enjoy the fall colors, the not-quite-so-hot temperatures and to see the combines running. Canadians love the cooler weather, I think mostly to show off their new hoodies or bunnyhugs. (There is a serious debate...

Brian Crossman: Making knives, or “Let’s play Forged in Fire!”

Who doesn’t love the idea of creating something? It doesn’t matter if it’s a rat rod, perfectly smoked brisket, a renovation on your home or even a huge quilt. (Hey! I love me a nice quilt, especially in Saskatchewan winters!) The opportunity to start with very basic...