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Would You Park Your Dog in Here?

Every year or so it seems there is something new on the Socially Unacceptable List. Soon after that it might become law. Take drinking and driving. I don’t remember getting to and from a dinner party being an issue in my parents’ era. Now, not only is having a few…

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It’s Getting CROW-ded Around Here!

I’m sitting in my backyard, trying to soak up a few rays, when my neighbour begins making the most god-awful squawking sounds. I go back inside the house, the squawking stops. Back in my lounge chair, it starts up all over again. He’s literally trying to drive me out of my own backyard.

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I Dream of Genie

Eugenie Bouchard is making history. As you surely know by now, never before has a Canadian woman made it to the Wimbledon semi-finals. (Same goes for Milos Raonic as the first Canadian male.) And tomorrow,…

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I Heart Vancouver

A few days ago I started to think about how lucky I am that my parents decided to immigrate here some four decades ago. Thanks mom and dad! They gave me a life of opportunity that I likely wouldn’t not have had back in Croatia.

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Can You Read This?

It’s the topic of conversation at every dinner I attend, especially if it’s taking place in a restaurant. It usually starts with someone holding the menu at arms length, squinting, as they try to make sense of it. “Is this writing tiny or is it me?”

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Care For Some Gum?

You come home after an evening out and when you check the mirror, you see you have something stuck in your teeth. How long has it been there??? And why didn’t anyone say anything?!!

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Password: password

Forgot your password? Try “password”. And if that doesn’t work, give “123456″ a shot. Given those are the two most commonly used passwords, chances are you’ve used at least one of them. Shame on you. It seems every week another major story about hacking hits the news – this week it was eBay – yet our password laziness lives on.

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Sign Language

There are a 3,235,658* new drivers on the roads every year, which means more traffic, more headaches and ultimately, more idiots on the road.

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A Dose of Inspiration

I love a good book recommendation, though my bailiwick is usually fiction. But a friend* recently suggested I pick up the New York Times best seller, “Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative” by Austin Kleon.

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Is This Art? (I call it “I Stye”)

What do Kim Kardashian, Chris Hadfield, The Pope, Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, you and I all have in common?

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Coping With Rejection

As anyone in any creative field can attest, facing and coping with rejection is endemic to the job. I’ve been fired, laid off, dumped, turned down and ignored umpteen times.

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