|Jane Austen’s Guide to Social Media||
In honour of the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice this year, the Jane Austen industry has been working at full capacity delivering tomes of Austenian advice on every conceivable subject but the obvious one: Jane Austen’s Guide to Social Media.
|19 Jun 2013|
|In the Name of the Rose and the Olive||
In the Name of the Rose and the Olive
|Swerve magazine||31 Jan 2013|
|Peddling God to Schoolkids? Pay up, Christian Soldier||
Not so hasty. That's the advice I'd give the Chilliwack school board, which appears to be on the verge of ordering an about face for the Christian soldiers distributing Gideon Bibles in public schools.
|The Tyee||13 Nov 2012|
|Why Old Media fear the Wente story||
The Globe and Mail experienced the wrong end of a revolution over the weekend. The Twitterati stormed the Bastille because of the paper's refusal to acknowledge a blogger's claims that columnist Margaret Wente was plagiarizing some of her screeds.
|The Tyee||25 Sep 2012|
|Let's Play Aristocrat!||
As I opened the fat, creamy envelope containing an excessively artful black-and-white photo of a mid-30s couple capering in a field, I felt that faint queasiness that tends to arrive in April and doesn’t quite recede until late September. Call it the wedding flu.
|Swerve magazine||17 Jul 2012|
|Of dust and lust||
I used to dread the arrival of spring as the only season to which the word “cleaning” had been attached—until I learned about the erotic implications of not doing housework. Apparently, there’s lust in that dust.
|Swerve magazine||23 Mar 2012|
|Occupiers, big media wants your help!||
In a sea of inept coverage on the Occupy Wall Street protests I have to give the Vancouver Sun credit for making me laugh out loud with this tweet: "Going to #occupyvancouver? Help us cover it. Send updates, photos, video to..."
|The Tyee||25 Oct 2011|
|Little literacy program has big impact||
While it might be bad for the business of the criminal defence lawyers he left behind, Andy Berna has been devoting some of his retirement to teaching Kamloops kids to read.
|2010 Legacies Now||1 Dec 2009|
|Weathering tough markets||
Screaming headlines proclaiming stock market meltdowns, bank failures, and job losses leave even the most confident investors feeling shell-shocked. For small investors whose primary concern is financing retirement the current onslaught of bad news, delivered in hysterical tones, often induces unnecessary fear.
|Central 1 Credit Union website||2 Feb 2009|
|Cyber self-defense skills||
Surfing such popular social networking sites Facebook and MySpace requires using a few cyber self-defense skills.
|Central 1 Credit Union website||1 Dec 2008|
|Going for broker||
They say opposites attract, but in the financial world it might be better to say that opposites complement. While you couldn’t find two more disparate businesses than banking and insurance – one is about managing the margins, while the other is a fee-for-service -- the combination is a natural fit for credit unions looking to ensure the bottom line.
|Enterprise magazine||1 Sep 2008|
|Till Death do you part?||
America’s loose-lending habits have caused a credit crisis down south but for cautious Canadian lenders long-term mortgages aren’t about getting the fiscally risky into the housing market but giving preferred borrowers more flexibility.
|Enterprise magazine||1 Sep 2008|
|B.C. Credit Unions insure entire deposit||
Banking with B.C.’s credit unions became even safer with new legislation that guarantees member deposits are insured for the entire amount. As of November 27 2008, members at B.C.’s credit unions are insured for the maximum amount of their deposits, including any accrued interest. By contrast, customers at commercial banks are insured to a maximum of $100,000.
|Central 1 Credit Union website||3 Mar 2008|
|Face it -- 'reading' people's features is a mug's game||
VANCOUVER — Mark Ainley is giving the expression “taking it at face value” a whole new meaning.The Vancouver man teaches workshops on how to divine someone's character, intelligence and values by his or her visage: People with higher eyebrows are reserved. Low eyebrows signal someone outgoing. Upturned noses suggest gullibility; downward pointing noses imply a critical temperament.
|The Globe And Mail||8 Jul 2006|
|Working through Wikipedia's vanity fair||
VANCOUVER — For anyone steeped in old-media thinking, evidence that the on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia is an unreliable source can be found in a Vancouver publisher's entry about himself.
Kevin Potvin writes and publishes a weekly print tabloid called The Republic of East Vancouver, full of inflammatory opinion pieces reminiscent of the ideological rants of 18th-century pamphleteers. It claims a circulation of 6,000. Yet, according to Wikipedia, Mr. Potvin is a colossus.
|The Globe And Mail||5 Jun 2006|
|The return of God||
Some say religion has no place in science. Proponents of theories like intelligent design are trying to negotiate a reconciliation.
On paper, the curiously named Centre for Cultural Renewal exists "to explain the importance of religions to culture and the importance of culture to religions".
|The Georgia Straight||19 May 2005|
This city's best-known women's shelter appears to be surprisingly devoid of drama, at least outside of the law courts.
Vancouver Rape Relief Society's solid prewar house, nestled in a never-disclosed neighbourhood, is warm and welcoming. The floors have the glow of wood well-buffed by thousands of socks, the rooms are clean and bright, and the furniture, although simple hand-me-downs, has been carefully chosen for solidity and comfort.
|The Georgia Straight||3 Feb 2005|
|Making decorating virtue of tight funds||
If the phrase decorating on a budget conjures horrifying images of glue guns, marabou lampshades, and fake wood grain, you've been watching too much Trading Spaces.
The techniques shown on those guerrilla decorating shows--the ones that use ordinary objects like cardboard and seashells to inflict maximum damage on victims' homes--have given budget decorating a bad name.
|The Georgia Straight||18 Nov 2004|
|Massive Change Is About Designing the World||The Georgia Straight||30 Sep 2004|
|A celebration of dance||
Next week the dance cognoscenti will be descending on Ottawa, as they do every two years for the Canada Dance Festival.
With 400 dancers and a cadre of international producers swarming the National Arts Centre, chatter downtown will turn to discussions of who has great lines, who is likely to hit the boards internationally, and who is the next hot thing.
|Ottawa Citizen||3 Jun 2000|
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