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 →

American Apparel

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 →

Into the Limelight

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 →

Laughing It up With Charlie Demers

“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 →

Eat, Or Be Eaten

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 →

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