This is a love story. I admit in the past I’ve been linked to micro-brewed beer and seen in public with gin and tonics. And I confess I’ve spent more than one crazy, impulsive weekend with a bottle (or 2) of tequila. Like most people, I never committed myself to one particular drink. Not until … Continue reading Gimme Gimme Gimlet
Have you seen my pants? No, seriously, have you? Don't worry, I'm not parading around in my undies, but I've just learnt a costly lesson and I have to admit that I'm a bit embarrassed. In early June I dropped two pairs of wool dress trousers off at my local dry cleaner. Then the weather … Continue reading Sayonara Trousers
One of my best friends has been trying to get pregnant for several years. After much disappointment and dashed hopes, she and her husband reconciled themselves with the fact that Mother Nature wasn’t supporting their natural methods, so they turned to modern science and started the In Vitro process. What followed was a year in … Continue reading The Miracle of Life
Experts say we are overdue for a big earthquake, with a possible magnitude of 9.0 on the Richter scale. You know, the kind that makes people in Winnipeg ask, “What was that?” while the coast of British Columbia tumbles into the Pacific Ocean. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but with 3 tectonic plates — … Continue reading Are You Ready For an Earthquake?
I’ve never been fickle about my feelings for where I live. The Commercial Drive area, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Vancouver, was voted one of the top 10 places to live in North America by the Utne Reader, so I’m clearly not the first person to appreciate its charm. The high street, (known esoterically to … Continue reading Chaos Theory