Wonder Women

The late 70’s were an excellent time for pretend.  Especially pretend driven by hallucinogens.  I was not a hard-core drug user as a child but what I presented to the outside world would lead anyone to believe that I was eating mushrooms in the forest where I played. I gravitated to kick ass women that were made […]


Can I taste your juice?

If you’ve ever slid face first into wet soccer field, mouth agape, you’ve tasted the earthy delights of a juice cleanse.  And maybe even, in that moment, previewed the nutritional equivalent of one. Right now I’m day three of a first and very noisy adventure into juicing and still not sure how I feel about it.  Besides empty, […]


The Power of The Feels

Once a year the fair came to town.  It was named the Powell River Sea Fair because we lived by the sea and there were no hot ad houses in the area at the time.  Late night meetings discussing names like Crispy Hair Fair, Delayed Ferry Fair and Geographic Isolation Fair never happened.  In a town where you […]


Baby Got Bike

Freedom and independence.  Name me one other thing that kids want that doesn’t come in a box.  Okay, popsicles.  But really, your children would rather you give them a buck and point them in the direction of the store than to hand them one out of the freezer.  Unless you train them to expect that […]


Circle Back

I’m beginning with the end in mind.  Not a bad move anytime you’re in contemplation mode over decision that lays ahead.  There’s an end each year that I don’t enjoy.  Not stranger danger New Years Eve type end but the end of Tour For Kids. I don’t like cycling so much that I’d happily forfeit […]