Category Archives: observations

A Discreet Pollinator: The Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Spellbound, that’s the word. I can’t stop staring, it’s so perfect. I watch the butterfly perch on the pink phlox on a beautiful Friday in July. On the phlox that I had planted and nurtured for the past year. I … Continue reading

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Milling About at the Richmond Night Market

I imagine this market is in a bustling Asian city, like Bangkok, where a cacophony of sights and sounds greet me. But instead, I find myself in a venue for food and fun in the middle of a parking lot … Continue reading

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in·cre·ments

 The (wo)man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – Confucius I don’t want to bore myself or you with another life-changing realization, but… – I finally understand the idea that doing small actions adds up to … Continue reading

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Cuba is…(cont’d)

Cienfuegos is… Magda, Nestor, Nestor Jr., Anna, Asniel (taxi driver), Alexis (horse & carriage driver) along with the waiter (at Te Quedaras) who gave me the blue linen napkins because I said I liked them. Travel opens you up to … Continue reading

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Cuba is…

south of the Tropic of Cancer, hugging the Straits of Florida, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea… an island pulsing with potential. An era of entrepreneurism is in the air – like Airbnb, which connected us with accommodations throughout the … Continue reading

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No Pink Pussy Hats for Me!

It’s been a week since publishing my Women’s March in Vancouver blog, and I’ve realized that I didn’t elaborate on the concept of the ‘pink pussy hats.’ Why pink? The ‘pink’ of the hats bothered me, but I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Fresh, Freezing, Slippery Run

Should I go out or not? It’s 1 degree celsius – snow fell the day before, and partially melted, leaving a mess of slippery-slush this morning – that meant a cautious run. I go for it! The cold jolts me … Continue reading

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