Category Archives: Lifestyle

Grandma Fengstad’s Prism Lamps

Latent memories work in strange ways and sometimes I find myself nostalgic for no apparent reason. Other times I can sniff out the breadcrumbs that took me here. Today is one such occasion. I read a fascinating article by John … Continue reading

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Birthday belle to wedding bells

For Mark and me, our day was already yin and yang, as we headed from the Celebration of Life for our friend Ed Festel held at the Penticton Flying Club to join in the 50th birthday festivities for Leanne Pawluk. … Continue reading

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Et tu Ed, taking flight

We said goodbye to our dear neighbor and friend Claire Festel on June 9, 2014 when she died from the complications of her multiple myeloma. See my post  “Autumn’s Claire-ity“. Only a couple of years later on August 25, 2016, … Continue reading

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One Big Long Table by Poppadoms Now in Pop-Up style

When the Dosanj family of Poppadoms: Taste India (Kelowna) announced that they had sold the business and were moving on, I was heartbroken at first. After all, how many restaurants do you know bring an honest farm-to-table approach to Indian cooking? … Continue reading

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From my Soapbox on a Pet Peeve: Fallacious Arguments

When a group attempts to railroad in an initiative instead of building consensus about the idea, it drives me crazy when members of that group resort to fallacious arguments. I try to be a good listener and prefer not to … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Claire-ity [sic]

Lately when it comes to my personal blog, I’ve been following the first half of Ernest Hemingway’s advice well. However, I’ve not been delivering so much on the second part of his advice to “Live it up so you can … Continue reading

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Join Taste of Yaletown to celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2014, October 16 to 30

Join Taste of Yaletown to celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2014, October 16 to 30.

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