My 2016 Christmas newsletter

GREETINGS FROM NANAIMO! I like to send out a Christmas card and newsletter every year and 2016 was no exception. I miss the days of print media so I welcome any and every opportunity to produce a prin...
My six-layer birthday cake!
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The summer of cake

“Happy birthday Doris!” This summer I took a creative non-fiction continuing education course at Langara College. For the last class the instructor thought it would be a nice idea if everyone brought ...
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Climbing Burnaby Mountain!

In the Sound of Music Mother Abbess tells us through song to climb every mountain. She probably wasn’t referring to actual mountains but I think it’s a powerful message of hope. So, with that song in ...

Fifteen years as a journalist

I have been a journalist for 15 years today. On this date in 1998 the first issue of the Mind’s Eye, a youth newspaper in my hometown of Nanaimo, British Columbia, was published. I was part of the you...
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Satanic beverages‽

In case you don’t know Housemate and I drink a LOT of beverages which is his euphuism for pop. It’s hard to say how much we drink – I try not to count. But whenever I start to run out of space to stor...
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US border hell

Back in October I finally proved my claim to United States citizenship and received my passport the following month. Some day I might like to move to the States. So, if I ever find an opportunity down...