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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...

Top Vancouver events for Sept 15 - 18

This post took a while to do, and I think that's a good indication that there's a lot going on in Vancouver this weekend. So I'll keep this short. My only news is that we're losing yet another Bee...

The early tickling of the new cycle energy: Your numerology cycles for September 16–30

The second half of September has a poignancy that other cycle vibrations lack. The completion of the summer—in Vancouver’s case, the summer that almost never was—brings a certain sadness. At the same...

Get out of my pocket, Uncle Sam

U.S. tax law hits Canadians with a sledgehammer.

The summer is over before it began: Your numerology cycles for August 16–31

Summer is almost over before it’s really begun. Such a short flirtation with warmth and sun seems unfair. When the rains come this year (or should I say when the rains return?), we will all wonder...

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.