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Earthly Delights: Other-Worldly
New vs old in Birds of Passage; an easy look at a killer...
Your numerology cycles March 16–31
Red on red at Vimy Ridge
Butoh on the brink of The Singularity
Watching that new female super hero, more women in film and...
À la recherche de Mom perdue
"Come from Away" comes home via BAC
"39 Steps" -- farce and frisson
What I learned on my spring stay-cation
As a gift to myself on my last birthday, I decided to take some well-earned time off -- a whole week off. Because I was craving a low-key week that wasn’t totally stuffed with things to see...
May 14th, 2012
How Whitney Houston saved my life
Whitney Houston's songs helped many find hope in recovering from drug addiction, a problem she suffered with over the years.
Feb 12th, 2012
Attachment or authenticity: which would you choose?
When you accept your real self, does the need for addictions and dependency disappear?
Feb 7th, 2012
Plywood + Ink = New Hope for Vancouver
If you are a hockey fan – and unless you live under a rock – you would know that the Vancouver Canucks played their first game of the season on October 6, 2011. Even though this would be a momentous...
Oct 13th, 2011
Creating the Wall of Hope
Today I received an extraordinary email from Canucks fan Ward Grant. In case you missed seeing him interviewed on TV, Ward is the man who started Vancouver’s “Wall of Hope” – after feeling so angry...
Jun 20th, 2011
My father had a number of wonderful sayings. One of my all-time favorites was this one: “Some days you eat the bear, some days the bear eats you.” With apologies to vegans and all...
Feb 27th, 2011
How to stay sane this Christmas
Did this holiday season sneak up on you? For me, it was just September, and as I talked with someone about how fast time seemed to be flying, I remember saying, “Christmas will be here in about 15...
Dec 14th, 2010