Carrall Street Journal Returns: Hi Yo Silver, Away!!!!

After a too long hiatus, I’ve gone back to the Carrall Street Journal. Client work and a general disillusionment with the entire public process conspired and I left that blog to lie fallow. It was still getting hits, and now, after my recent meeting at the Gastown Heritage Area Planning Committee (the unpronounceable GHAPC), I…

Benefit Concert for midwife Joanne Daviau

The support for Joanne continues: We need your help! Please forward this to all your friends and family-This is a grass roots way for us to promote this fabulous event! Add a personal note and tell them how much Joanne means to you and by supporting her, it will help her continue to provide excellent…

Remembering 9/11 at VFS

On 9/11 I was Program Manager/Administrator at the Vancouver Film School New Media department (now transmogrified many times since then). It was the start of the new term, and when I arrived at work that morning, my assistant came quickly out of the office saying, “It’s World War 3.” I thought there was one of…

ikiaqqivik: Travelling Through Layers

When the time came a few years ago to find an Inuktitut term for the word “Internet,” Nunavut’s former Official Languages Commissioner, Eva Aariak, chose ikiaqqivik, or “traveling through layers”. The word comes from the concept describing what a shaman does when asked to find out about living or deceased relatives or where animals have…