Category Archives: Seasons

December darkness and a bright New Year 2017

December is over and all the hopes and plans for new beginnings are upon us. For me, December is a time for reflection, and I’ll share some of my thoughts before moving on to January—a time for action! What is … Continue reading

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Summer Nostalgia Part II: too late?

Summer nostalgia in a time of falling leaves In August, Vancouver’s hot sunny days finally came, but I never got around to writing my Summer Nostalgia Part II post. What happened? Well—editing work inconveniently interfered with my play time. I … Continue reading

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Summer Nostalgia I: Lost Summers

Two or three weeks ago Vancouver was still in the midst of a “non-summer.” There had been very few warm and sunny days. Sasamat Lake was still cold. I felt uneasy, almost as though I was in mourning for everything … Continue reading

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Riding into the hail: another little cycling tale

Last Tuesday was my final day to spend time with my parents in Toronto. I was eager to get out for a bike ride before sitting for five hours on the flight back to Vancouver. Last year my brothers had … Continue reading

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Balcony sunsets

Cooling off during a long hot summer: Part II I’m a morning person but in the summer my favourite time of day is post-sunset. My apartment becomes stifling between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. On every hot sunny day, I look … Continue reading

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Cooling off during a long hot summer

Swimming bliss I never thought I would come to truly love swimming. Running is my thing. Running is what I’m good at (or used to be); it’s what my body is designed for. Low-fat skinny bodies get hypothermic in water … Continue reading

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Summer fun Part 3: Summer 2014 photo blog

The summer of 2014 has been extraordinary. I don’t know if I can convey all the reasons—and not all of them will be exposed here—but with the help of many photos I will try! There were two overriding reasons why this summer … Continue reading

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Summer fun Part 2–Teenaged summer fun and the birth of an athlete

Teenaged summer experiences enhanced my love of summer in two major ways: I discovered my two favourite sports, and I became an athlete. 1) Summer sex  ***CENSORED*** Oops! This part of my post was rated “too hot” even by summer standards, … Continue reading

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Summer fun–Part 1: Childhood summers and Flowers for Algernon

Summer is not just my favourite season; summer is me. Summer is heat, freedom, senses always alive, moving from peaks of sensitivity and delight to the drowsiness of summer’s lazy lethargy and the exhaustion following brief nights of slumber and … Continue reading

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Christmas Magic

Last week I was at the mall early in the morning to escape the crowds. The Christmas ditties were already irritating me. I hadn’t slept much and felt vaguely unwell. But I comforted myself with the knowledge that it’s normal … Continue reading

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