Ill Prepared for Life or Death

Anyone who's ever owned a pet knows that when they pass there's no moving beyond, or turning the page, or putting it all behind you. There's none of that. Instead, the challenge is in getting unstuck. It's in finding a way to exist in neutral with a heart so swollen with grief it's almost impossible... Continue Reading →

How I Plan to Get Rich Quick

I was watching my daughter's volleyball game this afternoon when I was joined by her good friend's Dad. Frank is one of my favourites. He's a high school teacher with a terrific sense of humour; one of those even-keeled types that make you just want to lay your head on their shoulder in that socially... Continue Reading →

Merciless Beauty

The upside to being pummelled by the flu when you’re closing in on 53 is that it gives you the opportunity to see what you’ll look like when you’re 80. This is called a “Life Hack.” A Life Hack is a 21st Century term that means you’ve been using tools like mirrors, all wrong. Welcome... Continue Reading →

A Semi-Dolce Afternoon with David Rocco

When it comes to pleasing symmetry paired with sheer, aesthetic perfection, it is but the beauty of nature's own divine haunting that reduces me to tears. I am a highly visual person. So when I discovered that David Rocco, the very essence of male model pulchritude, was headlining this year's Eat! The Ultimate Food Show in Abbotsford, it... Continue Reading →

Honeysuckle Gods

Earlier today I headed out to my favourite cafe in search of chocolatey croissants and a higher order of coffee. Instead of taking the regular route - the one along 10th avenue - I walked up 11th. With its canopy of billowing trees and row upon row of perfectly manicured yards, 11th Ave makes for... Continue Reading →

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