Suitable live-aboard.

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

7 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…

7 years ago

Gun Shy.

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

8 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…

8 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…

8 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…

8 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…

8 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…

8 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…

8 years ago

Hot Chess.

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

8 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…

8 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…

8 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…

8 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…

8 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…

8 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…

8 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…

8 years ago