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- 04/23/17--10:00: Sunday Snippet: Bill Nye, the Science Guy
- 04/24/17--10:00: Vlog #21: It Was a Good Run
- 04/26/17--10:00: Toddler Travel Tips to Preserve Parental Sanity
- 04/28/17--10:00: Grammar 101: Economic and Economical
- 04/30/17--10:00: Sunday Snippet: Photographer Martin Parr
- 05/01/17--10:00: Vlog #22: Dad Vlogging with a Ramen Butcher
- 05/03/17--10:00: What’s Up Wednesdays: Wanderlust Edition
- 05/05/17--10:00: Learning to Shut Down When Working from Home
- 05/07/17--10:00: Sunday Snippet: Justin Simien (Dear White People)
- 05/08/17--10:00: Vlog #23: Dan Dan Noodles and Happiness
- 05/10/17--10:00: What Is the Best Age to Visit Disneyland with Kids?
- 05/12/17--10:49: Idiomatica: In This Day and Age
- 05/14/17--12:31: Sunday Snippet: Mila Kunis on Motherhood
- 05/15/17--10:00: Vlog #24: Vancouver Science Social, Volume 2
- 05/17/17--10:00: How Do You Reconcile Contradictory Desires?
- 05/19/17--10:00: I’m Hurting So Bad Right Now
- 05/21/17--10:00: Sunday Snippet: Anna Kendrick
- 05/22/17--10:00: Vlog #25: Courting Disaster and Grilling Meat
- 05/24/17--10:00: Protagonist Disease and Other Deceptively Obvious Observations
Tomorrow is Earth Day. Or depending on where you are in the world, it could already be today. Or if you’re reading this post tomorrow, then it’s also today for you. Let me start again. Earth Day is April 22 and it’s a day where we are meant to honor this humble planet we call […]
Science is the best idea humans have ever had. The more people who embrace that idea, the better. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Bill Nye the Science Guy as a kid. It’s not that I disliked the guy or abhorred the show, per se. It just wasn’t one of my […]
I’m certainly no health nut. I enjoy the rich broth of ramen and the extra cholesterol of runny egg yolks as much as the next guy and my activity level can be accurately described as sedentary. That needs to change. After seeing the positive lifestyle choices that some of my friends, like Mary Sheridan and […]
I’ve been around. I’ve eaten kangaroo steak in Australia, escargot in Paris, sulfurous black eggs in Japan, and skewered duck tongue in Taiwan. Travel, particularly international travel, is far and away one of the best ways to spend your money. Engulf yourself in new cultures and see the world through a whole new lens. And […]
The words “economic” and “economical” certainly have a lot in common. They’re practically the same word, except the second one adds -al to the end of it. They both have to do with the economy or economics in some way and both are used primarily as adjectives. While some people may argue or assume that […]
You don’t need good gear. I mean, once you’ve got a decent camera, that’s all you need. I’m interested in stories. I’m interested in about what you can discover and how you can convey that through photography. It’s with a not-so-subtle sense of irony that we get advice like that given by long-time professional photographer […]
Is it just me or does it seem like everyone has a vlog these days? I must be quite the trendsetter. My friend Stacey Robinsmith talks about his life in the burbs, Bob Buskirk gives us a glimpse into life in his 30s, and John Chow offers his perspective on the dot com life. And […]
I meant to do this last week, but I totally didn’t realize at the time that it was already the end of April. How does that even happen? (Don’t answer that. I have a fundamental understanding of how the passage of time works.) It feels like only yesterday that we came back from Los Cabos […]
One of the grand advantages to my life as a freelance writer is that I get to enjoy the relative freedom of time. Deadlines still have to be met and I still have certain daily duties to fulfill, but for the most part, I can choose my own schedule. It doesn’t matter if it’s Wednesday […]
Sometimes identity can be your salvation. It can be liberating to find your place in the world, but at some point, identity can hold you back. Who are you? How many times have you looked in the mirror and really asked yourself that question? Chances are you that you are going to face an existential […]
Life can be hard. It can be stressful, frustrating and overwhelming. You can feel like it’s never enough. That’s why I am making a conscious effort to exercise gratitude regularly. And since life is so short, it is also critically important that you make the most of each and every day. That’s why you should […]
Even before we became parents, and even before we got married for that matter, Susanne and I have been very clear about how much we value travel. It’s not about staying at the fanciest hotels or enjoying the most extravagant meals; it’s about the experience. It’s about seeing the world through a different perspective…. or […]
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Many words in English can sound very similar, especially when they are very short words in the middle of a common phrase. You might hear these words spoken all the time, only to mishear them. When it comes time to write them down, the automatic spell check on your computer won’t pick it as an […]
It is the most life-changing experience you can have, in my opinion. Everything changed. I am proud to be a stay-at-home mom. I have no desire to be in front of the camera. I find her to be the most challenging job I’ve had. Most of us know her best from her time playing Jackie […]
Science isn’t just for scientists; it’s for everyone. And there just might be a heck of a lot of it going on right in your own backyard. If you were following along on social media, you might already know that I returned for the second annual Vancouver Science Social last Thursday. A group of us […]
Do you ever feel like you’re being pulled in two opposite directions? That’s me, most of the time, and it’s not like either one of the contradictory desires is intrinsically any more appealing than the other. I want both, but the realization of one necessitates the decimation of the other. I fully understand and appreciate […]
Well, not really. But sort of. I really ought to get myself some new running shoes. And I really should be stretching a lot more, both before and after. My body certainly isn’t built like it used to be and that’s not to say it was anything close to resembling the picture of good health […]
As Sondheim said, Nice is different than good. Do you need to do whatever you’re told to be a nice person? Maybe. Do you need to do whatever you’re told to be a good person? Of course not! Man, woman, personal, professional—some people have a skill for persuading you the best thing you can be […]
Everyone says that if you want to achieve your fitness goals — whether that means losing weight, improving your cardiovascular health, or whatever else — it really boils down to two main factors: diet and exercise. Intellectually, I know that. I really do. Physically and emotionally? Not so much. Watch as I attempt to balance […]
This problem has plagued me for as long as I can remember. And it doesn’t have anything to do with my woefully short attention span (at least not directly). I’ll recognize something — an observation, an insight, a morsel of advice — and I’ll understand and appreciate it on an intellectual level. The challenge is […]
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