Sunday Evening Reflection: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

In the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown, a tranquil Classical Chinese Garden offers visitors a place to pause, to rest and gain the solace of peaceful reflection. Named in honour of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, a nationalist leader who is considered the “father of modern China” the garden is an authentic representation of Ming Dynasty-era tradition. The…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Art is Our Story

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” Auguste Rodin We are now entering the fourth month of Covid19 solitude, which has pushed us to find new ways of connecting, learning and working. Our daily routines have changed to accommodate a more structured and solitary existence. We recognize…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Following the Sunset

Ansel Adams once wrote, “Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have somone click the shutter.” That was the thought that came to mind on an late afternoon, early evening walk a few weeks ago. Spring had finally come. The warmth and fresh winds coming from the ocean had a hint of seaweed and…

Sunday Evening Reflection: On the Move

I celebrated Mother’s Day with a family of Geese. The goslings have arrived and have joined their parents on the Vancouver Seawall. The Seawall is separated into a pedestrian walkway and a bike lane. The Geese “gaggle” community believes that they have the right-of-way on both, but they seem to prefer the bikes lanes. My…

Leading the Way

We live in times of uncertainty, but of one thing I am certain: We can create compassionate communities wherever we are. I am grateful for my blogging community. We have learned how to forge connections across the globe. Together, we have built a virtual community that supports and encourages, shares knowledge and wisdom, fosters hope…

Sunday Evening Reflection: At the Orpheum

  The Vancouver Orpheum opened its doors on November 8, 1927. Ah, it was a grand building, the largest theatre in Canada at the time, with a construction price tag of $1.25 million.  Three thousand seats awaited an audience eager to see the interior of the much-awaited theatre. Buildings have biographies and encounter transitions that…