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Disney Club Penguin Play-testers

Disney Club Penguin Play-testers


We all thought the water running over this visual was between two class panels. Wrong! The water flows freely over the Disney logo. Artemis had a soaking wet braid to prove it.

My youngest daughter and her cousin are registered as official Disney Club Penguin play-testers. That means, they are occasionally summoned to Disney Club Penguin studios to test new video and online games.


Enjoying the…

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Little Sister: Generation Z Is Watching

Little Sister: Generation Z Is Watching

Generation Z

Little Sister/Generation Z is watching you…

Generation Z

May I introduce you to Generation Z:

“Gen Z are loosely defined as those born after 1995 and who are now 18 and under. It’s a big group: two billion worldwide, and one-quarter of the North American population.” They are said to be, “…a stellar generation: educated, industrious, collaborative and eager to build a better planet.” ( Anne…

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Encouraging Entrepreneurship in Children

Encouraging Entrepreneurship in Children

Sketchy Lemonade Anyone?

All kids eventually want to try and dabble in the art of making money. A lemonade stand with sketchy lemonade eventually materializes on a curb near you and the kids behind the stand are yours.

Sometimes, their business ventures are bigger, bolder and so much for work for the parents…

For some reason, whenever my daughter Pippi gets together with her cousin Artemis, their…

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An Okanagan Forest in August

An Okanagan Forest in August


Doe a Deer, a Female Deer…

I walk my dogs through the forest behind our house every morning. The earlier the better—I don’t like to meet other dogs. I’ve been surrounded and attacked by group of four dogs last spring, Pablo and Fernando surrounded me and protected us all. Also, Pablo is over protective in general and if Fernando lunges at another dog in playful curiosity, Pablo takes it as his…

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Cycling Kettle Valley Railway With Kids

Cycling Kettle Valley Railway With Kids

P8020022The Kettle Valley railway

The Kettle Valley Railway was once a busy mountain railroad, zigzagging its was through high, treacherous mountain passes, connecting the South Pacific Coast of British Columbia to the Southern Interior and South Eastern Mountain ranges of BC. It is now an abandon rail bed and one of the most beautiful cycling/hiking paths in the world. The section of trail closest to my…

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Love Letters & Day Planners

Love Letters & Day Planners

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Perhaps it is because I am a writer that all my daughters like to write; or maybe its because our most profound thoughts come to us when we are alone, quiet and still and there is no one near to tell them to so we write them down.

My youngest daughter Pippi left me a beautiful letter last month. I found it one morning while browsing through my day planner. She’d written the letter on a page in…

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Douglas Coupland at the VAG

Douglas Coupland at the VAG

P7240017Douglas Coupland is a Vancouver based artist and writer. He’s written 12 novels and many other books as well, he’s a multimedia artist. His latest exhibition Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything is currently on replay at the Vancouver Art Gallery. His exhibition illuminates what he views as the 21st century condition.

As I am also both artist and writer so I was…

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The Virgin Scarlet Mojito

Try the most refreshing beverage of the summer! This sparkling drink is my go-to refreshment any time of the day.

The Virgin Scarlet Mojito

Try the most refreshing beverage of the summer! This sparkling drink is my go-to refreshment any time of the day.