Advice From a 17-Year-Old

While many of you were enjoying a long weekend or shopping Cyber Monday sales or recovering/celebrating from the Grey Cup, I celebrated my birthday and turned twenty-seven. It was Monday and, well, I'm twenty-seven now, so it was pretty low key. The highlight was my incredibly husband who got up at 3:30 in the morning… Continue reading Advice From a 17-Year-Old

Book Review – The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey

I can distinctly recall the picture on the front of the Vancouver Sun. It was a computer-generated idea of what Jesus might have looked like. The man was neither greatly attractive or unattractive. He was an ordinary, Arab-looking man. He had dark skin, dark hair, and dark brown eyes. He looked nothing like the pale,… Continue reading Book Review – The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey

Bachelor Canada – Episode 7 – Women Tell All

I've delayed with this episode's recap because, well, I just really don't care. The best thing about Wednesday night's episode was that it was short. Generally, the Women Tell All (WTA) episode is hyped as being super dramatic and the women leave nothing unsaid and then it's pretty disappointing and not much new is brought… Continue reading Bachelor Canada – Episode 7 – Women Tell All

Book Review – Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game is a science fiction novel that takes place in Earth's future, after humans have fought two wars against a mysterious alien enemy known as "buggers". Science fiction isn't a section I normally wander into in bookstores but Ender's Game, published in 1985, is as old as I am and still hugely popular and… Continue reading Book Review – Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

A Skookum Hike

The weather around here has been bright, sunny, and cold. The air is crisp, the leaves are falling. Yesterday seemed like the perfect day to do a hike we'd long wanted to do - Skookumchuck Narrows. Peter and I and our friend, Kyle. This is one of the few hikes around here that I've actually… Continue reading A Skookum Hike

Bachelor Canada – Episode 6

We have (very quickly) reached the ickiest episode of The Bachelor - the fantasy dates. The Bachelor Canada departed from its American predecessor by locating these three dates in Canada, rather than a tropical location. Brad and our three remaining ladies (Bianka, Kara, and Whitney) head east to the Canadian Maritimes. Somewhere I hope to… Continue reading Bachelor Canada – Episode 6

Book Review – The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

It's a bold move to write a novel about the life of a Chinese man when you are an American woman. And even though Pearl Buck spent most of her life previous to writing The Good Earth in China, I'm not sure whether or not she got this story right. The Good Earth follows approximately… Continue reading Book Review – The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Dear Americans

Dear Americans, Tomorrow is your election day. Tomorrow you'll be voting with your confusing electoral system that I don't really understand and deciding who leads your country for the next four years. It's weird being a Canadian during the U.S. election season (which always seems to last so bloody long!) I can't imagine it's the… Continue reading Dear Americans