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2008

Dame Edna, MP

October 9, 2008

Lorne Mayencourt won’t get my vote because he’s a dirty rotten spammer.

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Wiring in Bangkok

August 17, 2008

I wouldn’t want to be employed by the cabling company in Bangkok:

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A few summer travel pics

August 17, 2008

A photographic round-up of my summer of travel.

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The Occidental Tourist

August 7, 2008

Singapore has a reputation for being a pretty rigid place, where gum chewing is against the law. From my brief visit, it didn’t seem so bad.

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Cattlecars of the Sky, redux

July 24, 2008

Flying New York to Vancouver, with a stopover in Hell.

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To the commune

July 2, 2008

Summer travels: wandering in Boston and New York.

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The Best and Worst of Boston

June 19, 2008

Summer travels: Culture – the good and the bad – in Boston.

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Fredericton: Noble daughter of the forest

June 13, 2008

I have entered, for the first time in my life, the Atlantic time zone, having arrived in Fredericton, New Brunswick on Wednesday morning. The trip was uneventful. I spent so much time and energy packing my bike in one box and my panniers in another – making sure that the weights and dimensions were not…

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Ranch Undressing

May 5, 2008

I spent the past weekend at a ranch, fifteen kilometres south-east of Spences Bridge, that belongs to a couple of gentleman farmers of my acquaintance. The ranch, a small orchard operation, is a peach-shaped property near a sharp bend in the Nicola River, a tributary of the Thompson, which in turn feeds the Fraser, the…

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Spring Break in San Francisco

April 5, 2008

I’ve just returned from a quick trip to San Francisco, a week by the bay, where I was satisfyingly warmed by the California sun after months of (relative) freezing in Vancouver. Either I’m getting old and soft, or spending much of last winter in Costa Rica has removed my usual winter hardiness. Or both. Whatever.…

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