Mixed Feelings: Growing Up Bi-Racial in Canada

Growing up Bi-Racial in Canada. What does "bi-racial" even mean? Well, the good 'ol Oxford Dictionary defines it as an individual who is "concerning or containing members of two racial groups." A caucasian mother, Black (biological) father.…
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Dishing it Up in Ubud: A Bali Cooking School

When my travel partner suggested we try a Bali cooking school, my first though was, crap! I am not a chef, not even an aspiring one! It's not that I can't cook, (despite what my then-partner may have thought), quite the contrary. My divorce…
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Why I Study an Endangered Language

Photo of Gitxsan Dancers at the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival at the UBC Museum of Anthropology As you all know, I sort of lead a double life. I'm  full time freelance writer, but I'm also a full time 4th year anthropology student…
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Around The World in 8 Million Objects: The British Museum

Whenever I'm in London, I make it a point to visit my place of worship. Nope, it's not St. Paul's Cathedral, or Westminster Abbey. They're lovely, but as an Atheist (gasp!) my admiration for English churches doesn't go much further than the…

Apathy is a Disease

After banging away at the keyboard for nine hours straight , I thought I'd give the 'ol noodle a break, take a stroll down the seawall into English Bay, get a little ice cream from my favorite shop, and make my way back home. Early evening is…