Advice

Insurance and wildfire tips for safeguarding your home

Nobody wants to think about the possibility of losing a home to wildfires. But every year, there are an average of 2,000 wildfires in this province, and one-third of the province is now under a '...

Dogs are sweating, it’s finally summer: Your numerology cycles for August 1–15

It’s August and it’s finally beginning to feel like summer. What a strange year we’ve had here in Vancouver, with summer weather only arriving in late summer. Finally, I’m able to open my back door...

Bye-bye, wallet: how to avoid pickpockets in Vancouver

Have you ever been pick-pocketed? I was, just a couple days ago. Having just finished my Sunday class, I was making my way up Granville street towards the SkyTrain station, slowly weaving through the...

Amy Winehouse: "No, no, no," to rehab

I’ve seen Amy Winehouse perform on TV several times over the past few years – and I was always amazed at how much her voice reminded me of Janis Joplin’s.  I was a big Janis fan back in the...

It was 24 years ago today

…and if Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play my tune today, it would be a victory march. But it could have been a funeral march.

A time to shed your tension with clothes: Your numerology cycles for July 1–15

“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes [at a certain Vancouver beach?], and the right kind of day is jewelled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you...

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...

After Vancouver riots, signs of gratitude shown to Vancouver Police

In the wake of the  heartbreaking riots here in  Vancouver after the Stanley Cup hockey finals, citizens gathered in an impromptu fashion to thank police officers -– the men and women who,...

Raccoon season is upon us: your numerology cycles for June 16–30

June is definitely raccoon season in Kitsalino. Every evening last summer, a raccoon hung from the rafters of a house in my neighbourhood, driving the crows insane. Last week, as I was walking my dog...

Harmony in hockey and your life: your numerology cycles for June 1–15

Hockey season lingers, and lingers and lingers. Not that I’m complaining—radio and television stations, and newspapers are drawn to psychic numerologists, or perhaps psychics and numerologists, like...