Changing the world?

The artwork of cartoonist Hugh MacLeod (Via Mike over on WorD. The fact that this sentence is so true really bothers me. Question: Thoughts?

We are the World 25: A personal moment.

Drove to the beach last week and asked my 13-year-old niece, Sarah, to plug her iPod into our car stereo. (I like hearing other people’s music.) After the initial Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, thanks to my crew in the back of the van, she pulled up: We are the World 25. The original must […]

Mandela in Mandarin

From Nan Fe with love My lovely friend Andrea sent me this picture she took at the SA Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010. It sits so right: “We must use time wisely and forever realise that time is always ripe to do right.”–Nelson Mandela And if you didn’t quite get that in English, read the […]

On Canada Day: A Love Letter to the Strong and Free.

We started dating in 1999 and finally tied the knot three years ago. I fell in love with your flower baskets, hanging from every lamppost in downtown Victoria. Or maybe it was the seaplane ride, coasting Fraser River and Pacific Ocean. I fell in love with the fruit section at the IGA in Davis Bay. […]

I went to Amahoro & got a lot more than the T-shirt.

A simple act–like folding a cotton shirt–can launch me into another world and another time. Tonight I put away my Amahoro T-shirt. I held the butter fabric in my hands, felt the weave under my fingers and looked at the logo one more time. It’s been about a moon and a week already since we […]