Suitable live-aboard.

I first came across the term ‘suitable live-aboard’ in the classified section of a sailing magazine. I guessed that a…

9 years ago

America’s Coup.

September 23, 2013. Perhaps today we’ll know who will capture yachting’s most coveted prize, America’s Cup. Will it land in…

9 years ago

Gun Shy.

It must be some alien master plan that has given us Elon Musk, Jim Cameron, Robert Ballard, the writers for…

9 years ago

Remembering Melinda.

My twin daughters lost a friend the other day. She was taken by surprise. My girls are twenty-one. An age…

9 years ago

In search of the $4 scone.

My friend braves below-zero temperatures, camping outside dollar stores to take advantage of the door-opening specials. I on the other…

9 years ago

Gender equality, sort of.

The British Columbia Government is finally paying for surgery that enables women who’ve always wanted to be men to realize…

9 years ago

Happy Birthday.

Today is my friend’s birthday. One she shares with Jessica McClure and Kiera Knightly. Jessica was trapped in a well…

10 years ago

It’s a wrap.

It’s a wrap. British Columbia’s film industry is in trouble. Not because of anything we did wrong, but because the…

10 years ago

I’ll be back.

Bob Dylan sang that ‘the winner now shall later be last.’ In sports, a more modern version of the lyric…

10 years ago

Hot Chess.

Original thought is rare. Even our brightest and best try to form the future from the familiar; working with pieces…

10 years ago

It’s the water.

There are two kinds of people: Lake people and Ocean People. How do you tell them apart? Easy. Lake People…

10 years ago

A penny for your yachts.

The same government that questions the $5.95 Denny’s receipt I claimed as a business expense on my tax return is…

10 years ago

I love that scene.

The movies we remember are defined by the scenes we can’t forget. Take Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper discussing Sicilian…

10 years ago

Chose your weapon.

I guess that by now pretty much everyone has bought into Wayne Lapierre’s argument that the only effective counter to…

10 years ago

Yes and no.

We find ourselves under constant pressure to keep it short. To say as much as possible in just a few…

10 years ago

The looming helium crisis.

We all agree that Sandy was nasty bit of weather. It was kind of like Katrina with rich people. And…

10 years ago

What’s in a name.

Mitt Romney named his rooftop riding dog ‘Seamus.’ The Celtic meaning is ‘one who grabs at the heel.’ Remember to…

10 years ago