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Just Between Us
Just Between Us
What Canada Day means for me: an immigrant's view
Singing “O Canada” filled me with the kind of gratitude shipwreck survivors must feel when they kiss solid ground.
Jun 30th, 2014
Olivia Chow to speak in Vancouver about life, loss, faith and art
"In Chinese languages there is no past or future tense, just a sort of infinite tense. Jack is now part of that infinite tense. But I live in the present tense.”
Feb 3rd, 2014
Doris Lessing: how the Nobel Prize winning storyteller kept me reading
It was the intensely personal nature of her fiction, its emotional depth and intricacy, that kept me reading.
Nov 18th, 2013
Palm Springs: bonfire of the banalities
This is the California desert. In August. When no one in his right mind would choose to be here.
Oct 29th, 2013
To e- or not to e-(Book): when writers take on the publishing world
Something in me still misses seeing my book in the window of a bookstore, owned by someone who knows my name.
Aug 25th, 2013
Istanbul protests:“Ordinary people, marching everywhere”
“We are making history,” says a protester marching through Istanbul.
Jun 2nd, 2013
Indie-rocker and BC Conservative Duane Nickull challenges Premier Christy Clark in Point Grey
With platinum blond hair and pierced ears, environmentalist and software developer Duane Nickull doesn’t look remotely like your typical Conservative.
May 8th, 2013
Studio notes: a painting dream
In the dream, I sit in front of a large painting of two irregular rectangular shapes.
Apr 7th, 2013
The True Heroines: Naked launch at the Rio
Real Vancouver Housewives, eat your heart out.
Mar 14th, 2013
When influenza takes over
Flu is the thing we hope to avoid each winter, and whose vaccine we either get or don’t depending upon our opinions.
Feb 26th, 2013