When tickets for the Vancouver 2010 games went on sale I didn’t even ante up as I was looking forward to covering the games from a community perspective – not necessarily from inside the rink (although okay, that would be amazing). Sharing stories and capturing the excitement from local pubs, restaurants, parks, friend’s homes, and [...]
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Last night on the Vancouver Sun’s site I came across a list of “British Columbia’s Best: A quest to determine the most influential person in BC’s history.” In November 2008 a poll including hundreds of names was setup and the results were then revealed in early January 2009 (while we were away in Iowa). Photo [...]
Scanning through Twitter this morning I noticed a trending topic was “New iPod Shuffle” and having given my mother a shuffle last Christmas (and after receiving one as a conference swag item last year at Convergence) I was curious to see the updates to the device. It’s the smallest iPod ever and is about the [...]
A few years ago when I worked at a newswire service I went into the office on-call to help VANOC with their official logo announcement. While watching the ceremonies on TV with the VANOC contact on the telephone, the moment the curtain dropped to reveal Ilanaaq (the Inukshuk) I sent the image over the wires. [...]
Update 2010: The fireworks are on this year. Update March 11th, 2009: A “generous benefactor with a business angle” has stepped up to cover/sponsor the event and the Celebration of Light is officially back on. [news1130] Additional: It has been announced that The Keg is the new sponsor. [straight.com] Our city has battled with these [...]
“Wake up! America’s about to inaugurate its first African American president!” John bellowed this morning as I slowly slipped out from between the sheets and took my place on the couch. I don’t have the most exciting “where were you?” story as I’m sitting, wrapped in fleece blankets from Iowa, with my MacBook on my [...]
Yesterday after many more family good times, we piled into the car and drove over to the Quad Cities (which consist of Davenport, Rock Island, Moline, and Bettendorf) to catch my first-ever AHL game. Driving through the countryside from Iowa to Illinois we followed a breathtaking sunset that made the entire sky glow from orange [...]