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More than a Mechanic

I had to visit my mechanic the other day (it’s becoming an all-too-regular occurrence unfortunately). I have two regular mechanics, one out by my work and one close to where we live. This was the close-to-where-we-live mechanic–a real salt of … Continue reading

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Vancouver Moment

A young man in his twenties cycles in the mist and threatening rain, adhering to no known traffic laws. His hair is longish and unruly in the fashion of the mid-twenties man, which I can see because he wears no helmet. He has … Continue reading

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Polite Technology–Only In Canada You Say?

I noticed that the gas pumps are more polite up here. This is what I overheard while waiting for my half-caff Americano at the coffee counter the other day; two people discussing some of the differences they’ve noticed in Canada. Could that … Continue reading

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Jump! JUMP for the Math!

For the last 3 days I have watched in growing astonishment as my LD, ADHD, Aspergers daughter has completed multiple pages of…wait for it…MATH WORKSHEETS–fractions no less–with focus, attention and understanding. The work has been tidy and she’s completed it … Continue reading

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My Vocal Coach

My very excellent vocal coach finally got herself a MySpace page and Facebook presence. I knew she worked with some famous people, but holy cow. Check it out: http://www.myspace.com/taylorefox I’m impressed. What an amazing life she’s led.

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I had a perfect evening on Wednesday. My friend (and voice teacher) and I went to see the Finnish a capella ensemble Rajaton perform at the Festival Vancouver. First, we went to the Shaughnessy Restaurant at Van Dusen Gardens. We sat … Continue reading

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Iolanthe (Ahem…The Fairy Queen!) Re-visited

 Well, I’ve packed my bags and moved out of Fairyland. It’s been a bit of a culture shock getting back into the so-called “real world” and I must say it’s a bit over-rated. I am still in post-play exhaustion but … Continue reading

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