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14 Sep Tickets

It’s (the middle of!) September and the seasonal shift is palpable. Whether you’re heading back to school or just putting on a jacket for the first time in months, life is always a little bit different after Labour Day.

As a part-time student, September does mean back to school for me (I started another writing class last night). But on a more exciting note, September means Vancouver is alive with arts and culture thanks to two world class festivals that share an acronym: VIFF. Continue reading

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Sometimes you just need to go to the beach

12 Aug Beach day

It’s another perfect summer weekend in Vancouver and, despite neglecting housework, homework, and this blog all week, I decided Saturday had to be a beach day. Not one to shirk my responsibilities entirely, I did spend a couple (agonizing) hours indoors working on some homework. My reward was a glorious afternoon lazing in the sun at Jericho beach. I had my book, a blanket, some salsa and home-made guacamole for snacking, and nowhere to be.
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Road Trip!

3 Aug

In my mind, it isn’t officially summer unless you (a) go camping or (b) take a road trip. I’m still not sure whether I’ll get out camping this year, but  the amount of “win” in my summer is going to increase exponentially when I drive to Kelowna to visit friends this weekend. Continue reading

It comes but once a year…

16 Jul Festival Program

For those readers who are interested in learning more about the Vancouver Folk Music Festival in general and reading more about my experiences at the 2012 Folk Festival in particular, please see the longer post on the Essays page… Follow the link below for a shorter review of the wonderful music I heard over the weekend 🙂
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