Category Archives: Seasons

Burnaby Lake 10K: connecting with the runner I used to be

Labour Day run at Burnaby Lake Summer is the season I love the most, the time I thrive like the roses that are my favourite flowers. In Vancouver the season has changed, and our summer of unprecedented heat and smoke … Continue reading

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The peacefulness of snow

Snow is wonderful if You don’t have to drive . . . . . . or have a vehicle equipped for battle. You are a skier. February 23, 2018 After successfully driving up the slight incline out of my apartment … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s collective depression and another hypothermic bike ride

I woke up this morning a little before 6:00, and registered some good things about the day. First, it was already starting to get light out. Secondly, it was a holiday—that meant no traffic noise. Instead, all I could hear … Continue reading

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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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