Posts from the ‘Vancouver’ category

Cleveland Dam, a Vancouver secret spot

I grew up in West Vancouver, in the most middle-class corner of the British Properties. We had a schnauzer name General (for his bearing, not his…

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Take a Date to “Ride the Cyclone”

If the defunct HBO show Carnivale mated with Glee, their love child would be Atomic Vaudeville’s Ride the Cyclone. The musical tells the story of…ah, here,…

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Reflections on a reunion

Last night was my 20th high school reunion. It was held in a night club in West Vancouver. That, on the face of it, sounds bizarre…

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Looking at yourself, 20 years later

This September, I’m attending my 20-year high school reunion. The invitation got me thinking about Facebook’s influence on reunions, and about a video I made twenty…

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Julie’s Black Tongue at Raincity Chronicles

Last night I told a story at Raincity Chronicles, Vancouver’s answer to The Moth. I was last on the docket, and humbled by the great storytellers…

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Pass the test and work at Nitobi

Nitobi, the Vancouver-based development shop, is one of our oldest clients. It’s been exciting to watch them grow from their origins as (gulp) eBusiness Applications, and…

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How much does car-sharing in Vancouver cost?

We’ve been a member of the Vancouver car co-op, now named ‘Modo’, for about a year. Aside from the new prominence of their branding on cars…

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Translink’s creative U-Pass math

Today I encountered this story about lost, stolen, resold and fraudulent transit passes for university students. In it, Translink claims to be “losing as much as…

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