Category Archives: Writings

Hitting the G Spot

Today, I am feeling a tad crabby. A few years ago, Mr G and I went on a search for a property where we hoped to have a weekend cottage. Our criteria were pretty firm –  relatively easy water access … Continue reading

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A Passage in India (& Nepal) – Part 7 – Wrapping the Trip in Khatmandu

To go back to the beginning of this 7 chapter travelogue, follow this link: Chapter 1 – Just Say No to Delhi Belly After the hell, fire and brimstone of an evening in Varanasi (and then the redeeming beautiful morning after), … Continue reading

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A Passage in India (& Nepal) – Part 6 – Learning and Burning in Varanasi

When I last left you, we had a big day in Khajuraho, touring some super sexy temples, and experiencing some amazing Ayurvedic massage therapy. The next morning, we were up at dark o’thirty, for an (optional) jeep safari tour in … Continue reading

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A (True) Story – The Water’s Edge

It doesn’t matter who you are, the first time you put a regulator in your mouth and go under the water more than a snorkel length, every fibre of your being tells you that it is not a good thing.

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Throw Back Thursday – Hitting the G Spot

Thursdays seem to have become the day for dredging up images from the past. This past week I had a query from my cousin in New Zealand about the Galapagos, which he hopes to visit (and dive) next summer. In … Continue reading

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A Fan Letter

I mentioned in a blog post a while back that I had started re-reading Herman Wouk’s two epic novels about World War II – Winds of War, and War and Remembrance. Fast forward several months, and I am nearing the … Continue reading

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Sport Diver Photo Essay – Dirty Diving in Ambon, Indonesia

My July feature has just been published in Sport Diver Magazine – it’s all about the dirty, but bodacious, muck diving in Ambon Harbour, in Indonesia. In addition to the essay, there are 15 images, with descriptive captions, at the … Continue reading

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Mother

My mother gave me a gift, but I didn’t open it until I became a mother. And now that I have children of my own, I know that I took advantage of her generosity. I never realized the sacrifice she was making … Continue reading

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Missing

I am home again, after a visit to Berlin last week. There is glorious early summer weather here in Vancouver, and in my absence the garden exploded into riotous colour – everything blooming in one huge exhale after a long, … Continue reading

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The Sweet Good-bye

Another weekend, another chunk of writing to read ;^)  This piece was part of a series of personal essays that I wrote a while back.   “Justice?”  is what Dr. Jack Kevorkian was heard to softly utter upon hearing that … Continue reading

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Fisheye

Today, I boldly go where this blog has not gone before.  I am starting up a new category – Writings – a place to share some personal essays written in the past, as well as new stuff that I will … Continue reading

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