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A Point Grey Nature Walk

A walk along an undeveloped part of the foreshore from Kitsilano to Jericho... One of my favorite walks in Vancouver is a low tide walk along the beach from the north end of Trafa...
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Buttermilk meets The Wire

Nothing like a bustling free market economy to perk up a flagging armchair economist on a friday nig... I don’t expect sympathy. Life is hard for everyone. I know that. So my explaining about how...
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A North Stradbroke Island Day Trip

Get out of Brisbane and spend a day on North Stradbroke Island. There are some beautiful beaches as ... Believe it or not, North Stradbroke Island is not just for 4WDers and rich people renting houses. It...
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Solitary Man

Jaws are not the only thing to fear, but it does start there.... Went to see the Film “Solitary Man” today with Michael Douglas. Actually, I didn’...
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Chris and Kate - The Queensland Elections

Chris and Kate are mother and daughter. Chris writes to Kate while she is visiting in the US and pon... Hi Katie, I miss you soooo much. Hope America is making more sense than it does here. How’s ...
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Day 3 - Traveling in Relative Discomfort

Vancouver, Seattle, Portland - it's amazing what adventures (or should I say misadventures) you can ... So, as it turns out, the hardest thing about leaving a city after 3 years of calling it home isn't p...
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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie...

A little over a week back in Australia and it's like I never left. But, there are a few things I'd f... It's almost as if I never left, Central America seems a distant memory, closer to a dream than reali...
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Sticker Season

There went summer...... I'm sitting at my local pub. Due to a re-surging economy, my usual seat at the bar is occupied. I ...
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Asia's Feral Dog Problem.

Dogs and humans have lived together for thousands of years, now the balance has been lost and the th... Feral dogs in parts of Asia have become such a huge problem that it is now at a stage where city gov...
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Permanent Damage

A few thoughts about what can and can't be repaired.... I was recently asked if I regretted anything in my life. Thinking about it a second, the only thing...
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