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Apple’s Christmas Ad – A Creative Coaching Moment for My Teenage Son

December 19th, 2013 · 5 Comments

I am a big Apple fan. I spend the majority of my day writing, designing and producing on Apple devices. In Christmases past, I have handed down my ‘old’ laptop and iPhone to my 13-year old boy.  Yet along with my enthusiasm for all this creative technology comes a gnawing fear that I am enabling […]

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Tags: Social Media

iPhone Pic of the Week, Holiday Edition: I’m not sure what this means, but it can’t be good.

December 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Santa gets strung out in Kitsilano. Literally.

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Tags: Art · Events · Green Creative · Green Politics · iPhone Pics of the Week · Sustainable Lifestyle · Uncategorized

Metro Vancouver’s new anti-waste campaign: Cool green, or just plain Grinchy?

December 28th, 2009 · 4 Comments

This holiday season, Vancouverites may have noticed a trashy little ad campaign from Metro Vancouver encouraging them to re-think their holiday waste. These are transit ads at my local Canada Line station spied on my way to Oakridge Mall (OK, I’m busted – not all of my shopping takes place at the local handmade craft […]

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Tags: Events · Green Creative · Green Politics · Sustainable Lifestyle

Merry Whatever and a Happy New Thing.

December 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

As winter hits our idyllic Vancouver wonderland, reminding us of what most of Canada faces for 3-4 months of the year, I can’t help but notice that the snow does, for a short time, make us nicer people. We greet neighbours we would otherwise ignore, smiling at the communal inconvenience, the forced withdrawal from the […]

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Tags: Environment · Sustainable Lifestyle · Unicycling

“Houston, we have a problem.”

December 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Here we are, floating blissfully through our Universe, as the Christmas Star begins its annual glow overhead. Suddenly, warning lights begin to flash on the dashboard of Spaceship Earth, and a disembodied mechanical female voice bleats its irritatingly calm countdown of doom … “Warning… Waste disposal systems on overload. Bulkhead breech imminent ….” Soon, we […]

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Tags: Environment · Sustainable Lifestyle · Sustainable Products

Organic Wines for a Tighter Christmas

December 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Well, Dear Readers, I am happy to report that the selection of affordable and palatable organic wines seems to be on the rise, and the whole organic section at my local full-service BC Liquor Store (8th/Cambie in Vancouver) appears to have grown. (Note to international readers… our Canadian Province has some very interesting and archaic […]

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