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Sunday Dinner: Steamed Tofu with Fried Kimchi and Pork Belly

Sundays are typically quiet affairs where I spend much of the day cleaning and generally preparing for the week ahead. It is also the day I cook myself the meals I need for the coming work week, so much of my Sunday afternoons are spent in the kitchen. In my Sunday Dinner series, I highlight some of my culinary…

Journal: Making the most of an unexpected staycation

Journal Entry #1 I used to keep a journal, especially when I’m on the road. Given that I was supposed to be travelling this week, I thought it a fitting time for me to post a rambling, completely unedited, late-night thought. It provides for a welcome change from curing several years worth of past articles, essays and blog posts,…

Sunday Dinner: Tortilla Chicken Lasagna

Sundays are typically quiet affairs where I spend much of the day cleaning and generally preparing for the week ahead. It is also the day I cook myself the meals I need for the coming work week, so much of my Sunday afternoons are spent in the kitchen. In my Sunday Dinner series, I highlight some of my culinary…

Just another opinion (and legal questions) on the Omar Khadr issue

Double jeopardy, the child soldier argument and the rampant hypocrisy of those defending the government’s apology Much has been made about the payment to Omar Khadr, who is deemed responsible for a death and a life-altering eye injury of US armed service members during the US-led invasion of Afghanistan. The payment to Khadr, made quietly and cashed immediately has…

Sunday Dinner: A rerun of my ‘Food for Thought’ article

Sundays are typically quiet affairs where I spend much of the day cleaning and generally preparing for the week ahead. It is also the day I cook myself the meals I need for the coming work week, so much of my Sunday afternoons are spent in the kitchen. In my Sunday Dinner series, I highlight some of my culinary concoctions. This…

Chaos and dysfunction: The story of BC’s current legislature

Like it or not, the people of British Columbia voted for an evenly divided provincial legislature It’s the olympics of political gamesmanship in British Columbia. The governing Liberals, incumbents since 2001, are poised to lose power to a leftist coalition led by John Horgan’s New Democratic Party and supported by Andrew Weaver’s record-setting contingent of Green Party MLAs. The…

Sunday Dinner: Cheesy Chicken Parmesan with Red Potato Medallions

Sundays are typically quiet affairs where I spend much of the day cleaning and generally preparing for the week ahead. It is also the day I cook myself the meals I need for the coming work week, so much of my Sunday afternoons are spent in the kitchen. In my Sunday Dinner series, I highlight some of my culinary…

Our economic realities could be driving humankind to extinction

Study suggests some ethnicities could die out in as little as 700 years There is no more fundamental a decision one could ever face than the question of whether or not to have a child. Children can bring couples and families closer together, bring joy and meaning into one’s life, and allow parents to leave an earthly legacy long…

On Starting Facebook Anew

An Open Letter to my friends and followers Previously published on Facebook and Medium on January 25, 2017 If you’re reading this on my Facebook page, welcome. If you’ve come across this post on Medium via means other than a Facebook link, thank you in advance for reading. Though much of this post will be devoted to those I…

What’s in a name?

This post was previously published on Medium.com on September 11, 2014 Most Western people have no idea what meaning their names have. In my case, my father wanted to give me a name that would allow for us to have the same initials—something my maternal grandfather had done with his children. My grandfather, Roger, named his children Rachelle, Roseanne,…