Visit to the Provincial Capital

July 16th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

July 16, 2017 - I’m in Victoria for a few days for a conference. Not a conference I’ve attended before, and although it’s definitely related to what I do, it’s unrelated to anything I’ve ever formally studied, but I thought it pertinent as a learning experience. And that means not a lot of people I [...]

Canada Day Celebration

July 2nd, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

Canada had a birthday this past weekend. It’s been 150 years since confederation formed this vast land under the label of a single country. As far as countries go, ours is young, or not, depending on how you view it. Fromt eh perspective of the First Nations, we are interlopers and this land is much [...]

Happy 150th Canada Day

July 1st, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

July 1, 2017 - Happy 150th Birthday Canada, I am so grateful to call you home. Today, for Canada Day, for Canada's 150th birthday, we decided to celebrate by trying something new. Paddleboarding….because it is hot and I'd rather fall into the cold ocean on a hot day than a cold one. And I was [...]

This corner of the world

May 22nd, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

May 22, 2017 - This weekend was awesome. It started Saturday with a run to the insurance agent to “finally” insure the motorcycles, and that was followed by a not-too-short and not-too-long ride to remind myself that this machine is a very, very different animal from the little scooter that runs me around town. It was nice [...]

Day 213 – Pride

July 31st, 2016|Photo a Day - The Rest of 2016?|

July 31, 2016 - That's the leader of my country, the second Trudeau to hold the position, and the first sitting Prime Minster to march in Vancouver's Pride Parade and he clearly has absolutely no reservations about doing so. How cool is he!?! I am proud to be Canadian, and I am proud to call [...]

I AM Canadian! Happy Canada Day!

July 1st, 2014|Just Thinking|

July 1, 2014 - Back in 2000, during the Academy Awards, Molson Canadian aired this commercial. I feel like it was the first time anything on television really shoved a bubble of Canadian patriotism at the world, and I loved it. When two of my UBC labmates and I went to Hawaii for a month [...]

Beer Showers, Sippy Cups, and Canadian Hockey.

September 24th, 2009|Just Thinking|

We went to a Canucks pre-season game last night (Thanks Web!) and I marveled yet again at a Canadian (I think) invention. I'm not really a major hockey fan, but Kirk keeps working on me and slowly but surely I am starting to get the rules and see the penalties as they happen instead of [...]

Canada Goes Bang!

July 23rd, 2009|Just Thinking|

I really love Vancouver! And I really love the Celebration of Light. It is threatened with cancellation every year, but somehow manages to hang on and continue, sometimes at the eleventh hour. I can't imagine how much these fireworks shows must be phenomenal, and I feel sorry for the fish and various critters in [...]

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