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On My Memories of Teenage Phone Calls

I was shocked today to see a news story about a mom who gave her son a new phone for Christmas but did so along with an 18-point “contract” about how he’ll be allowed to use it. Much of the … Continue reading

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The Fault in Our Stars [no spoilers]

Title: The Fault in Our Stars Author: John Green Published: 2012 Pages: 313 Category: fiction: young adult When I finished John Green’s first novel, Looking For Alaska, I vividly remember  getting out of bed and writing at my desk for … Continue reading

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UBC F-Word Conference 2011: Women & Science Fiction

Last weekend I presented at my first Academic Conference. I was nervous, but the day went very well, and I’m glad to say that I’m proud of the presentation I gave. The conference was the second annual F-Word Undergraduate Conference … Continue reading

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Summer in Vancouver

For me, summer in Vancouver is walking home from work over the Burrard Street Bridge.  I kind of  love bridges. Different cities, different favourite bridges. San Francisco has the Golden Gate, London has the Millennium Footbridge (affectionately called the wobbly … Continue reading

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Coincidental Reality 2011

From 2010 to 2011. Well last year’s 52 book project is now successfully completed, and I can say that I’m quite proud that I accomplished what I had set out to do! So what is in store for this year? … Continue reading

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Images of Vancouver – Gastown

  I went out to dinner in Gastown this weekend, and it made me think a bit about this part of Vancouver. Gastown is a startling mix of people, it’s images seem to fracture along very different lines. On one … Continue reading

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On The Wing

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Concrete Roses

Roses on Concrete in the Sunshiney Afternoon.

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Shut Out of Hockey Talk

Once again, the Vancouver Canucks have made it to the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This means, that aside from the usually weather chatter in the office with both customers and coworkers, hockey talk is the order of … Continue reading

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olympic reflections

Buildings are covered in advertising right now – even ones that haven’t officially done so. The Sun is creating a myriad of advertisements in a concrete forest. I find it strangely beautiful. Coincidental Art.

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