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Passchendaele


Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 — 10:14am PDT
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I’m a history buff and I’ll be the first to admit that if I could sit in on my grade 12 AP European History course again, every day of the week, I would. I’m also the grandchild and great grandchild of men who fought in the “war to end all wars” and the one that […]

Remembrance in Vancouver


Sunday, November 11th, 2007 — 12:05am PDT
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John and I are headed to the Island for a quick trip with my sister’s family. Since the Ghostly Walks in Victoria are only on Saturday nights, we may partake in our own creepy after-dark tour, finding the apparition of Robert Service above the “Seeing is Believing” store all by ourselves (oooohhhhhh!). We’re leaving super […]

Red Sox, Terry Fox, and The Great Poppy Debate


Thursday, October 25th, 2007 — 8:09am PDT
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After being slightly disconnected yesterday, here’s a news and commentary roundup for your morning reading enjoyment. Boston slams Colorado 13-1 in the opening game of the World Series. Despite the fact that the Rockies’ pitcher is local boy Jeff Francis from North Delta (and recently UBC), I’m sorry…. I’m still cheering for the Sox. Sure […]

is it always raining today


Saturday, November 11th, 2006 — 3:51pm PDT
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‘I remember when the “new” 10 dollar bill came out with the poem printed on it. Everyone (including myself) thought it had a typo: “In Flanders Field the poppies grow between the crosses row on row”. Although on the bill it says blow. What an outrage. Turns out – “we” were all wrong and the […]