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 →
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 →
When I was a young girl, maybe 10 or so, I came perilously close to being killed – along with my Mother, my younger sister and my little brother, too. Like any brush with death, the event occurred without warning: Mom had just picked the three of us up from our swimming lessons at the... Continue Reading →
It’s that time of the year, again! Time to tune into the SAG awards, the People’s Choice Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the Academy Awards. Time to play into that glorious spectacle of excessive swag, and gold-plated reward, as Hollywood celebrates Hollywood in and around Hollywood. There’s nothing more lucrative than the business of... Continue Reading →
For fans of underground electronic music, the annual Shambhala Music Festival is as good as it gets. Playing out over four days across six uniquely themed stages, Shambhala is a mix of dance music, performance art, and sheer ethereal spectacle. Tickets for the August 7 – 10 show went on sale November 1st, and were sold out by... Continue Reading →
Sure they look great, but can they deliver?
“Okay, here's one I'd like to do: Whereas it is a naturally-evolved trait that can spur hard work and creativity, be it resolved that anxiety is a good thing. And then I'd argue against that.” ~ Charles Demers commenting on CBC's The Debaters for SCENE Online, Winnipeg, 2013 A crowd of 400 fans erupt into waves of... Continue Reading →
I'm curious about the reactions ordinary people have to being trapped in extraordinary situations. Events that, although not catastrophic, register beyond the scope of our experiences, and our basic grasp of the social contract.It's probably safe to predict that when met with the unexpected, people automatically default to a right or left brain response –... Continue Reading →