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Entering the Fray… {alternatively titled: Happy Holidays vs. Merry Christmas}

For me (& mine), Christmas is a season of love, family & friendship.  I know that yes, it is rooted in Christianity and it is Christ’s birthday.  *thumbs up*  And that is way awesome.  My parents, however, were raised in extremely different religions and they had already achieved the whole “kindness is my religion” before the … Continue reading

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DAY TRIPPIN’… Granville Island

“From Industry to Artistry…  From a declining 37-acre industrial wasteland in Vancouver’s False Creek, to one of the most successful urban redevelopments in North America,” reads the “Island Heritage” tab on the Granville Island website.  True story. Remnants of Granville Island’s past are obvious and abundant.  It is still the home of a fully operational … Continue reading

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DAY TRIPPIN’… Chinatown

This – the second entry in the “day trippin’” series – was a long time coming, I know. My apologies.  Damn rain and all.  Our field trip started with a ride downtown to Vancouver’s Chinatown, which in all my years here I had yet to visit.  I was expecting something like Victoria’s Chinatown, but I … Continue reading

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PHOTO FETISH FRIDAY

Besides my possible Vitamin Water addiction, I am also slightly addicted to peonies. Buying, planting, watering, cutting, removing the ants from, pinning, photographing, smelling, admiring, adoring….  That cover it?  Right now, I am dreaming about them.  I sadly just hacked these babies to the ground and will not see them in their full splendour for … Continue reading