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Here's a little of where I'm from...

My city of snow

Calgary is a city of winter. We have around three true months of summer and the rest of the months are give and take. Some days the air is crisp, the sky deep blue, frost clings to all things exposed and it seems magical. Other days everything seems gray - the air, sky, snow, even people and magic needs to be found elsewhere...like in the form of a great frost breathing dragon.

One Winter Evening

I spend a lot of time with the people in this picture. Nadja and I have done years of trips together as well as a lot of quality time with the little people.

Nadja and I have been best friends for over twenty years...tons of laughter, tears and things we just try not to talk about anymore. She is one of the people belonging to my *no longer optional* pile.

The little people keep it lively and at times crazy, yet always keep us aware of that oh so fleeting child-like wonder ... up close and personal.

Mad dog

This is my pup Mad Dog aka Maddie aka Baby Rug.
This is his dapper look. He is a complex pup full of complex issues. He loves to sun on top of the table when he thinks no one is looking and whenever he gets the chance he will make a mad dash for freedom, though he has little idea where he's going. Kinda reminds me of myself.

My Babies

I know they're not babies anymore and sometimes it's hard to believe how grown up they seem - sometimes I can't believe how much they still act like 3 year olds. I had my kids young and wouldn't have it any other way - we have a great time exploring the world together


Naked feet are the way to go. Most moments my feet find themselves exposed to the elements - has always been this way and most likely always will. Summer, winter, spring and fall. I admit to covering them in boots during the winter, yet only for trips outdoors and flip flops during the summer, once again only for trips outdoors, but rarely are they smoothered in the fabric of socks. I like to feel close to the ground.

Places I've touched down on and my wish list

United States
Dominican Republic
Canada - my home!
Hong Kong
Cezch Republic

Wish List

Costa Rica
Cook Islands

Travel Plans for 2005

Jan - San Francisco
Feb- Dominican Republic
May - Belize
Aug - Vancouver
Sept - New York
Nov - Dec - Cuba (Jazz Festival)

Plans for 2006

Jan - France/Morocco
March - Vegas baby!!
April - Orlando with the bambino's
May - Belize
July - Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria and Parksville
July - Volunteering in Peru
Sept - Kauai for my 37th!
Dec - Argentina


Jan - New Years Eve by the sea in Cozumel - how romantic!
Aug - Volunteering in Russia with my 13 year old daughter

  • Intro Updated Dec 17, 2009
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