Walking The Grand Boulevard

The autumn season has arrived, and the vibrant colours surround me as I walk the Grand Boulevard in North Vancouver, once known as “The Broadest City Avenue in America”.   The Grand Boulevard was featured as the North Shore’s Own Champs Elysées.   This story begins in 1908, when the North Vancouver Land and ImprovementContinue reading “Walking The Grand Boulevard”

Creating Our Reading Rooms

The first time I was was introduced to a “Reading Room” was on our visit to Orkney. Betty’s Reading Room is located by the small ferry terminal in Tingwall, a tiny settlement on the north-east coast of Orkney’s West Mainland, which looks across the Gairsay Sound to the islands of Gairsay, Wyre and Rousay. CraigContinue reading “Creating Our Reading Rooms”

We Are Story

My father passed eight years ago. His last request was that I tell the stories. I made that promise without fully understanding the definition of stories. What stories? Over the years, I have come to recognize that he was speaking about a wider narrative, one that integrates the past with our current reality. A storyContinue reading “We Are Story”

Star Watchers

“We came all this way to explore the moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered was the earth.” Bill Anders, Apollo 8 Astronaut We are Star Watchers. When we think of the infinite or question our place in the universe, our first action is to look upward. The sky holds opportunities andContinue reading “Star Watchers”

A Love Story

“Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon.” Horatio Nelson   Every time I visit my Italian hairdresser, I leave with a fabulous haircut and an interesting tidbit of history about Italy.  For the last 10 years, the history lessons have become a delightful interlude, propelling myContinue reading “A Love Story”