They say you can divide the population pretty evenly between those who are afraid of snakes and those of spiders. My best friend and I growing up are typical: Debbe gamely smushed arachnids the size of jawbreakers with her bare hands, while I cowered - embarrassing for a cowgirl. Payback occurred years later, when I... Continue Reading →

Taiwan Too!

I'm cold. It has gone down to a wintry 12C here in Taiwan, and the locals have broken out their down jackets. I've become a hothouse flower. I haven't lost the Canadian habit of consulting the weather at every opportunity, but it is mostly a fruitless exercise: 18-25C with no rain. The main question of the... Continue Reading →


A letter home during our sabbatical year abroad  我們都很好 Damn keyboard! Fighting with the Chinese keyboard aptly describes our experience of Taiwan: moments of pure frustration when the keyboard or website or sign or instruction or individual speaks only Chinese. It feels like a lifetime since we left Canada, and the experience here is so immersive,... Continue Reading →

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