Personal Life

Wandering in the Desert

I don’t talk about my faith very much. First, I think it’s personal, between me and God. Second, after attending an Evangelical-based university for four years, I have a very strong opinion about witnessing, which is essentially that actions speak louder than words – I attempt to walk the walk in such a way that […]

First Interview of 2018

This afternoon I had my first interview of 2018. I actually applied for the Customer Service Representative position last month and forgot about it until last week when I was contacted for an interview. The company is in downtown Vancouver and if there is ever another transit strike, I could walk there. From their corporate […]

Page One

The picture is of the palm of my hand – I was so focused on getting the shot right that I hadn’t realized I was covering the lens. I was going to delete the photo, but the more I looked at it, the more fitting it seemed for a blog post about New Year’s Day, […]

My Maple Syrup Taste Test

Thinking about posts for my Canada 150 series, it occurred to me that, at least to my knowledge, I never had maple syrup before. My mother always bought pancake syrup, and when I moved away from home, I purchased table syrup simply because it was much cheaper. If I ever encountered it in a restaurant, […]

Fireworks Twenty Years Later

Twenty years ago, I moved from Winnipeg to Vancouver in the second week of June 1997, for a job with a software company. A week after moving into my apartment, I had to call the building manager about some light sockets not working properly, even after checking the fuse box. The first thing he said […]

Spring Tulips

Spring Tulips

I just finished sending an email to a friend who now lives in Europe, and it reminded me of a picture I had taken in the spring of this year. In May, she and her husband, now living in Europe, came to Vancouver for a visit. The week before she arrived, I passed by this […]

Canada’s Love Affair with KD

Last night I did something very patriotic and made Kraft Dinner for supper. Well, perhaps patriotic is a bit of a stretch, but apparently former Prime Minister Paul Martin admits that KD is his favourite food and former Prime Minister Stephen Harper confesses he often made Kraft Dinner for his children. Canadians eat 55% more […]