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 →

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 →

The Rogue Volunteer

St. Paul’s Hospital, located in downtown Vancouver, B.C., recently announced the launch of  “Angels Cradle”,  a program that allows impoverished Moms who are unable to provide for their newborns the opportunity to drop them off at the hospital - for good -  no questions asked.The objective of this program is to negate a sad trend in... Continue Reading →

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