Alfred DePew Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/22 en Writer urges us to reclaim our sleep http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/writer-urges-us-reclaim-our-sleep Katt Duff loves sleep so much, she had to write a book about it<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/writer-urges-us-reclaim-our-sleep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/writer-urges-us-reclaim-our-sleep#comments Just Between Us City dreaming hsitory of sleep insomnia Kat Duff sleep disorders The Secret Life of Sleep Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:36:00 +0000 Alfred DePew 19665 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com What Canada Day means for me: an immigrant's view http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/what-canada-day-means-me-immigrants-view Singing “O Canada” filled me with the kind of gratitude shipwreck survivors must feel when they kiss solid ground.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/what-canada-day-means-me-immigrants-view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/what-canada-day-means-me-immigrants-view#comments Just Between Us City 4th of July canada day celebrations citizenship ferderation Fireworks Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:53:00 +0000 Alfred DePew 19265 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Olivia Chow to speak in Vancouver about life, loss, faith and art http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/olivia-chow-speak-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.”<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/olivia-chow-speak-vancouver-about-life-loss-faith-and-art" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/olivia-chow-speak-vancouver-about-life-loss-faith-and-art#comments Just Between Us News creative process federal polotics memoir My Journey NDP Olivia Chow Vancouver Writers Fest Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:46:00 +0000 Alfred DePew 17815 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Doris Lessing: how the Nobel Prize winning storyteller kept me reading http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/doris-lessing-how-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. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/doris-lessing-how-nobel-prize-winning-storyteller-kept-me-reading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/doris-lessing-how-nobel-prize-winning-storyteller-kept-me-reading#comments Just Between Us City Wed, 20 Nov 2013 01:47:00 +0000 Alfred DePew 17074 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Palm Springs: bonfire of the banalities http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/palm-springs-bonfire-banalities This is the California desert. In August. When no one in his right mind would choose to be here.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/palm-springs-bonfire-banalities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/palm-springs-bonfire-banalities#comments Just Between Us City 1950s Hollywood kitsch Milan Kundera Palm Springs Sun, 03 Nov 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Alfred DePew 16891 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com To e- or not to e-(Book): when writers take on the publishing world http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/e-or-not-e-book-when-writers-take-publishing-world Something in me still misses seeing my book in the window of a bookstore, owned by someone who knows my name.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/e-or-not-e-book-when-writers-take-publishing-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/e-or-not-e-book-when-writers-take-publishing-world#comments Just Between Us Books Amazon Kindle books culture ebooks ePublishing eReaders future of books Kobo Literature publishing self publishing Technology Tue, 27 Aug 2013 04:30:00 +0000 Alfred DePew 16261 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Istanbul protests:“Ordinary people, marching everywhere” http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/istanbul-protests%E2%80%9Cordinary-people-marching-everywhere%E2%80%9D “We are making history,” says a protester marching through Istanbul. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/istanbul-protests%E2%80%9Cordinary-people-marching-everywhere%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/istanbul-protests%E2%80%9Cordinary-people-marching-everywhere%E2%80%9D#comments Just Between Us World democracy Free Speech Gezi Park Halk TV Istanbul protests police violence Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Taksim Square demonstations tear gas Turkey Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:04:00 +0000 Alfred DePew 15506 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Indie-rocker and BC Conservative Duane Nickull challenges Premier Christy Clark in Point Grey http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/indie-rocker-and-bc-conservative-duane-nickull-challenges-premier-christie-clark With platinum blond hair and pierced ears, environmentalist and software developer Duane Nickull doesn’t look remotely like your typical Conservative.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/indie-rocker-and-bc-conservative-duane-nickull-challenges-premier-christie-clark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/indie-rocker-and-bc-conservative-duane-nickull-challenges-premier-christie-clark#comments Just Between Us City B.C. environment B.C. Premier Christy Clark BC Conservatives BC election 2013 BC politics Duane Nickull indie-rock musician Thu, 09 May 2013 20:48:00 +0000 Alfred DePew 15274 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Studio notes: a painting dream http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/studio-notes-painting-dream In the dream, I sit in front of a large painting of two irregular rectangular shapes. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/studio-notes-painting-dream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/studio-notes-painting-dream#comments Just Between Us City abstract painting dreaming narratives painting process questions Mon, 08 Apr 2013 02:58:00 +0000 Alfred DePew 14928 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The True Heroines: Naked launch at the Rio http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/true-heroines-naked-launch-rio Real Vancouver Housewives, eat your heart out. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/true-heroines-naked-launch-rio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/betweenus/true-heroines-naked-launch-rio#comments Just Between Us City burlesque Cabaret the Rio Theatre True Heroines Vancouver web series Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:12:00 +0000 Alfred DePew 14719 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com