Social Media Envy

Inspired by Billy Joel, my mom, and efforts to write What Am I Doing With My Life?: A Millennial Musical (the brainchild of me and Aldous.) VERSE 1 Sandy beaches, busy streets, mountain trails, tasty eats Eiffel Tower, Berlin Wall, Amsterdam and Rome, Trips in a Westfalia, surfing in Australia Sharing all these pictures, hashtag never coming … More Social Media Envy

Slammin’

It’s a hipster hangout like many others in Victoria. The walls are rustic, exposed brick. The menu is elaborately chalked by hand on a blackboard. The beer is local, and so is the bright, eclectic art on the walls. The real ambience, though, is provided by the fascinating wealth of people who are filling up … More Slammin’

Inspiration

Last year, I went to wildlife photography exhibit at our local museum and bought a stack of postcards. They’ve been sitting on my dresser ever since, and this past weekend I decided to send them, along with some encouraging words, out into the world. I put a call out on Facebook:           … More Inspiration

Five things you can do in Victoria, BC, about the Syrian refugee crisis

It’s a weird thing when you wake up one morning and suddenly the whole world is caring about what you care about. That’s what seems to have happened this week: after a heartbreaking photo of a young Syrian boy lying dead on a beach in Turkey made headlines around the world, Canadians everywhere began talking … More Five things you can do in Victoria, BC, about the Syrian refugee crisis

The perfect, the good, the stubborn: Why I’m going to run a half marathon

For a long time, I have wanted to be a runner. It’s not because I love to run. In fact, for most of the runs I’ve ever been on, I have very much disliked it. But I like the idea of being a runner. I like the opportunity to be alone with my thoughts, the … More The perfect, the good, the stubborn: Why I’m going to run a half marathon