Category Archives: Community


What was once a hippy colony of squatters is now a legit village within Copenhagen’s city limits and the property values are nothing to laugh at. Christiania still attracts potheads but its residents are responsible, tax-paying citizens with a history … Continue reading

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All the Crowd

“He could not get free…and all the crowd of people were moving on in the same direction, with a sinister happiness on their faces.” CS Lewis, The Pilgrim’s Regress There are some things in other cultures that bewilder me and … Continue reading

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“I am on a Pilgrimage. I must admit now that you press me. I have not a very clear idea of the end. But that is not the important question. These speculations don’t make one a better walker.” CS Lewis, … Continue reading

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Family and Friends

Summertime is perfect for gathering with loved ones and so we took advantage of time with visiting family for a few photo ops. Kids and grandparents are the perfect subject matter. And so are good friends! Happy Summer!

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On the Topic of Food

I may have mentioned this in an earlier post, but in case I haven’t — a necessary aspect to travel and key to experiencing foreign culture is eating in it. Robert Farrar Capon in his book, The Supper of the … Continue reading

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It’s only an hour by train from Brugges to Brussels and we decided the EU capital was worth an overnight stay so here we are, eating giant merangues, taking photos of Manneken-Pis (the peeing boy) along with every other tourist … Continue reading

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Brugges and Flanders Fields

About an hour south of Brugges is the 25 square km patch of land better known as Flanders Fields. We don’t talk much about the Great War in grade school but most Canadians know the poem written by John McRae … Continue reading

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Still Girlfriends After 25 Years

While it is true that some of the women in the photo are far too young to be girlfriends for 25 years, the rest of us began meeting in September 1989 on Wednesday afternoons at my home in Nanaimo. We … Continue reading

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Wander and Wonder

Apparently, when I was 3, living in Edmonton with my parents, I wandered out of my room, opened the front door and sat myself down on the front stoop to watch the thunder storm as it rolled through the neighbourhood. … Continue reading

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An Honest Appraisal

Today the BC Yukon Women in Focus met in White Rock for their annual Autumn Celebration. Everything was perfectly arranged, the technical side of things worked well, there was sewing, singing, an inspiring message, great food, sweet conversations and a chocolate … Continue reading

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