An ode to the codes, passwords and secrets that keep the world running. There, inscribed on the inside of an old notebook, was the code. Early in their lives, I had drummed this word into… Read More »KEEPING SECRETS
I’m just a few points short of qualifying for a long-haul plane ticket on the Air Miles program. By mid-2012 I’ll probably still be a few points short of qualifying for that ticket. You see,… Read More »LAID TO REST
I just drove 250 kilometres for salami of the gods in Seattle. A lamb and gorgonzola sandwich. Was it worth it? Yes, it was. Have you heard of Salumi in Seattle? Maybe not. But maybe you… Read More »SALUMI IN SEATTLE
When a space is better suited to a photoshoot than humans. I have just finished counting them. There are 35 phalenopsis orchids in bloom inside this house. Cloud-like banks of pristine petals mirror the cumulonimbus… Read More »INFERIOR DESIGN
It’s the most common mental health issue, so why is it so hard to measure? On a scale of one to 10, where would you place your stress level? And everyone answered eleven. Eleven. It’s… Read More »HOW WE ASSESS STRESS
HINDSIGHT IS 20/20 I had an idea of what a dad should be. This idea was shaped almost entirely from popular media. I imagined a man who golfed. Who barbecued. A man who liked hockey.… Read More »DAD, IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR
Beautiful women have some surprising complaints. Beauty is damned useful. It’s also, apparently, a burden. And like being famous, being beautiful is more complicated than it looks. For the record, I’m not speaking from experience.… Read More »BEAUTY IS A CURSE?