On Sunday we met up with my friend Sue and her lovely family to go and see the Klahowya Village in Stanley Park. I’m really glad they suggested it because it was a lot of fun! The Klahowya Village used to be set up in the Pan Pacific hotel in Vancouver during the Olympics, but recently was moved to Stanley Park.Here is a picture of the beautiful … [Read more...] about Klahowya Village in Stanley Park
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I kept a photo on the refrigerator door for a long, long time. The picture was of my eldest daughter and I at a picnic, taken at a moment neither of us was posing or prepared. We both had on sunglasses and were laughing together at something. Here’s what I loved about that picture: you had to do a serious double take to tell which was me and which … [Read more...] about Picnics in the park
So, truth is, I have been on the lookout for a woman, who exists in my head, who would be in a loving, committed and happy marriage, to her soul-mate, but who doesn’t have exclusive sex with her husband. And he’s cool with it. And he does it too. I figured, there has to be a “normal” woman somewhere in the world, who could live in the … [Read more...] about Closed On Open Marriage
One of the things that scares me most as a parent is that my children will grow up believing that they’re entitled to whatever they want in life. You see it everywhere: college graduates who expect turn their noses up at entry level jobs, expecting to land high-paying, satisfying work without first paying their dues. People who command thousands of dollars to appear at a club … [Read more...] about Do Your Kids Believe They’re Entitled?
We’re one month into autumn. School and work and life schedules have reverted to some sort of “normal” structure. Sweaters and suits have come out of closets to replace bikinis and sunglasses. Leaves are changing from green to red, gold, and brown, or, depending on where you are, have already begun to fall. There’s a heavy note of regularity in the air, a feeling of going back … [Read more...] about Fall is the New Spring