Category Memories

Burn the book

It’s been a strange gift to be married and going through a funny limbo of being in a long-distance relationship. Since I started work in Powell River in March, and there were no immediate job postings for Scott (combined with the fact that he wanted to finish the year with his beloved Grade 7 students […]

Dufferin elementary

My parents informed me that they will be attending a celebration of my childhood school, Dufferin Elementary before it gets torn down or whatever the local school board plans to do, since all three of their children attended it. With the news comes some pangs of nostalgia. I’ve started to collect and list some memories […]

The Riot before the Storm

I have attended very few stadium style rock ‘n’ roll concerts. The main reason is that I am from small town Ontario with little access to big time shows, and then when I left home for Vancouver I was always too broke to afford tickets. Plus, I don’t think I have ever had a “fan” […]

Jock Roots – the Prodigal Runner

My 29th birthday was looming in the fall of 2006 and I was feeling disheartened. Another botched relationship, my Master’s degree wasn’t pulling in the job offers, and I needed some direction. As an avid skateboarder I had moved to Vancouver ten years earlier from Ontario because it was considered to be the Canadian mecca […]