The Importance of Showing Up

The Importance of Showing Up

One thing I’ve noticed about Christchurch, that never ceases to amaze me, is that everyone turns up. It could be symptomatic of losing a slew of businesses and community events following the earthquakes, but nevertheless, it's impressive! In Toronto, I had friends from different areas of my life and everyone was always busy. When planning an event, one would anticipate that many of the [...]

Global Friends, Part I: SASKATCHEWAN

Global Friends, Part I: SASKATCHEWAN

The Regina "International" Airport: Where it all began. On December 29th, my first-ever New Zealand visitor set foot in SASKATCHEWAN. Yes, Nick and I have had friends visit us in Toronto. Having someone pop by your chic downtown apartment in Canada's biggest metropolis cannot compare to the enormity of having your friend from across the [...]

Love Poem

Love Poem

When someone close to me dies, I'm shortly thereafter reminded of the circle of life. Following my grandfather's recent passing, I vividly recall an influx of infants and young children swarming the Toronto Pearson Airport. Again, while spending a string of days and nights at my grandmother's house, I played with a lovely little boy [...]