Sunday, December 4, 2022

Season 3 of The Chosen


    "It doesn't matter what is put before you; you will reject it”.  Watch the epic series about Christ as He walked the earth.

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Cats! The Internet Sensation

    My cousin became an unwitting foster pet parent when he discovered a litter of kittens and a deceased mother cat in his garage.  There may not be much cuter than orphan kittens chasing string for the first time in their lives.  Christmas has come early this year.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Cost Analysis


    Two variations of the same 12X16" framed photograph.  The first is printed at home using HP photo paper.  The second is printed on metallic paper and covered with museum glass to prevent fading as metallic prints tend to do that over time.  Here is the breakdown:

1:  Opus frame - $50  HP print - $1  Custom Matte - $25  Plexiglass - comes with frame = approx. $76

2:  Opus frame - $50  Metallic print - $25  Museum Glass - $65 = approx. $140

which would you prefer?

Saturday, November 5, 2022

The Wars of Yesteryears

     On Remembrance Day and every other, it bears consideration of  those who served to ensure our freedom during yesteryear's wars.  It bears even more significance for those who have family who participated in the war effort.  My beloved late grandfather was one of the many who served during the Second World War.  Along with the many war stories, memories of the only grandfather I cared for come to light at this time of year.

    Let us continue to treasure the freedoms and values we have, that we might never need to fight for them again. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

New Online Photo and Print Storefront


    In addition to the many popular local cafe's gracious enough to host local artists work on their walls, Medium Photographics is now hosting an online photo and print store via Picfair, a company based out of London, England.  Shop for fine art wall hangers or digital photos at:

Give us some time to add more fresh previously unreleased work..

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Royal Tyrrell museum 2022


    Located in the scenic Badlands of Drumheller Alberta, Canada hosts a majestic museum which leaves all trace of history.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

The Deep Dark Installation

    The latest exhibit from the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre was an installation at Police Point Park.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Crock Stock 2022


    Wake me up when September starts.  September seems to be the perfect month for holding music festivals here in the Hat.  Crock Stock 2022 saw a steady stream of talent come to the stage, performing for a loving audience.  Held at the Historic Medalta Potteries museum and contemporary arts centre, it proved to be a memorable day.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Together Again YXH


    Together Again YXH, a festival celebrating our ability to gather together and party once more, post pandemic restrictions.  54-40 returned to perform among others playing throughout the day of Saturday September 17, 2022.

    The full feature of 'Ocean Pearl', the final song of the set of 54-40's performance at the Together Again YXH festival in Medicine Hat, Alberta.  A celebration of our ability to get together and party once more outside of the  pandemic restrictions.

Royal Hotel and Bar fire


    Fire took down the structure of the Royal Hotel and Bar in Medicine Hat, Alberta.  One of the longest standing businesses in the city, the recently renovated bar was known for it's live music presentations.  Let's hope it is rebuilt.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

God Rest the Queen

    Love her or not, Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch served as family to a great crowd of people on earth.  She is greatly missed.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Redcliff Badlands


    Challenged Billy to a duel at high noon.  Looked high and low fer m' but the coward never showed.

    Hiking the badlands by the red cliffs of Redcliff, shooting the photogenic scenery alongside the South Saskatchewan River valley.

© 2022 Medium Photographics

Saturday, August 20, 2022

The Remastered Mindset album release

    Featuring the last of the back catalog set for release to the music stores and streaming platforms, the Remastered Mindset is more an upbeat album that uses old school hip hop beats and rhythms to drive a younger audience.  Mastered tracks for the energized audiophiles.

Friday, July 29, 2022


    In the world of tomorrow, humble beginnings meet fruition.  In the world of today, we build on history and plan for the unknown.   

    Building knowledge and sensibility into the rites, traditions offer a welcome reprieve from daily hardships.  A tradition since 1887, the annual stampede draws people from all around the county. Small town meets big time in these community building rites of passage.

    Fresh from a vacation, this year's stampede parade was shot lazily from the sidelines in a touristy fashion. Hope you enjoyed it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Retro album release


Be the Victor not the Victim

Re: upcoming album 'The Remastered Mindset'

     If  you believe in the spirit world and find yourself subject to a schizophrenia spellbind, life and the ensuing struggle will be much easier to cope with given the nature of the illness.

    In my experience, at it's worst, schizophrenia can be likened to enduring Hitler's concentration camps; or, perhaps a better likeness would be the floggings of the legendary Israelites under the demonic ancient Egyptian culture.  Either way you look at it, the now mortal enemies are trying to end your life by making it so miserable you will do it yourself.

    If all things are to be revealed, what I have learned about my condition is that there are people involved in the affliction.  My demons turned out to be a family I have known since childhood, making coping with circumstances much easier.  

    Using alternative to the poisonous medications treatments, orthomolecular treatments have enabled me to function to the best of my ability coupled with the prescriptions which sedate and dull the senses.  My faith in the spirit world however, is what has lead me to the knowledge of who and why is responsible for the living hell.  Faith that God is just and that in the battle between the righteous and the wicked, the wicked fall into the pits they dig for the latter.  Faith that vengeance belongs to God who will repay.  Faith that the hope that springs eternal is more than myth.  Keeping the faith enables me to be the victor not the victim.

Doctor recommended schizophrenia survival guides


- editor’s note 
Megadoses of vitamin C over time can lead to kidney stones. I have always augmented the effect of the niacin megadose with timed release vitamin B100 supplements. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

not so fast end is nigh bloggers

    Encountering many EXJW hashtag posts in my twitter feed reminds me of the absurd upbringing my siblings and I experienced.  As part of a doomsday cult, my father used to get excited at the prospect of an Armageddon coming where everything and everyone but the members would be annihilated.  Just recently I was reminded of why when I saw video posted of the Watchtower society elite talking on the passage in 1 Thessalonians 5 which reads that when a world leader mentions the words "peace and security" on the airwaves (joke), sudden destruction would come upon them as the pangs of distress upon a woman in labor. 
    What I came to understand by studying their Interlinear bible which shows the word for word translation of the Greek new testament, was that unlike yet another of a myriad of errors in the Watchtower society New World Translation bible saying that sudden destruction would be 'instantly' upon them; the passage reads more that sudden destruction would be 'standing' upon them as the pangs of distress upon a woman in labor.  This, coupled with the knowledge that the 'day of the Lord' will come as a thief in the night, makes them in my mind only fulfilling the scripture in Luke 21:8 which prophesies:

8 He replied:  "Watch out that you are not deceived.  For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am he' (the Word) and, 'the time is near.'  Do not follow them."

    Study revealed also that nowhere in the Greek New Testament is God the Father (Jah) mentioned by name, meaning that everywhere it is found throughout the New World Translation is further erratic translation.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Owen B Photography

    Perfect weather for training a toddler photographer to shoot weddings.  Congratulations Jordan and Cody Broberg on your wedding day.  Owen B proficient photography services.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Do No Harm


mobile glitch itch

    If you are surfing on your mobile phone, be aware that the mobile version is rather glitchy.  If it seems that things are out of order, if videos do not seem to match the titles or if there only seem to be older posts showing, try refreshing the page twice.  Bear with me, but this seems to set everything straight.  Surf on, surfers.

    Update: the mobile setting has been dismantled.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Rob Hudec at Mad Hatter Coffee Roastery

    These are a few of my favorite things.  Rob Hudec performs alongside his sister Jacqueline Hudec at the Mad Hatter Coffee Roastery as part of the 2022 Medicine Hat Jazzfest.  Performance took place Thursday June 23.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Elkwater day trip


    Such a beauty day for a daytrip to the Cypress Hills.  Fresh from the recent rainfall, the forest oasis never fails to please the senses.

Monday, May 30, 2022

now streaming on the music stores

     Fundraising for new equipment, namely more equipment that is not obsolete, is underway having launched the first album to the music stores and streaming platforms.  The follow up EP will be launched on June 14.

    From hereon we will be launching all new music in this manner, if not the occasional music video to this website.  Find our music on the following major music platforms or search for the one and only 'Russell Wonnenberg' to find the EPs and singles on all others.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Science and Faith

Science and Faith 

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night.  And the evening and the morning were the first day.

6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

8 And God called the firmament Heaven.  And the evening and the morning were the second day.

9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas: and God saw that it was good.

11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: He made the stars also.

17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

31 And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good.  And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

-King James Version (KJV)

    Holding to the belief that the earth is 6000 years old, some creationists draw from the scripture in 2 Peter 3:8 which states: 

But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing: that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

    While this is a step up from believing each day of creation is the same as one of our own 24 hour days, I believe that one needs to take into consideration that our own seasons were given to us further into the creation process (Genesis 1:14) and that the interpretation of Peter's writings state that one day is as, not simply is 1000 years, showing that it is more a relative timeframe to our own.  Counterarguments might point out that the oldest recorded living person, apart from the ages the first man and woman before the original sin may have been, was Methuselah at 969 years old.  This would coincide with the promise that on the day the first couple sinned, they would die.

    The problem with the scientific evidence as it pertains to dinosaurs could be that the carbon dating method used to date fossils carries a half life of 5730 years meaning that anything over the 10,000 years or so is speculation.  Bring to light also that numerous discoveries of fleshy tissue and blood vessels in the leg bone fossils of some dinosaurs have been made, meaning that our science may not be complete.  Perhaps the dinosaurs were what the King James Version of the bible relays as ‘great whales’. (Genesis 1:21)

    Another theory of mine is that the dinosaurs could have been created alongside the vegetation to manage it’s growth, bringing new meaning to the passage “all flesh is as grass”.

Carbon dating (Wikipedia)

Methuselah (Wikipedia)

All flesh is grass (Wikipedia)

Dinosaur fossils contain blood

Soft tissue in T Rex fossils