I often look at life as a choose-your-own-adventure novel, the kind where the reader faces a series of narrative crossroads, and the choices they make along the way determine the outcome of the story. When I was a kid, maybe nine or 10, I could tear through one of those books in an afternoon; only I never wanted to choose just one path — after hitting the end of one version of the story, I would go back to each turning point in the novel and change my choices, trying to work through every possible ending.
In real life it’s rare to get the chance to revisit those crossroads moments. But this summer I did just that. Continue reading →
This is by far one of my favourite recipes from Shelly Adams, the chef behind the Whitewater Cooks series of cookbooks from Nelson, B.C. It satisfies the craving for fresh, filling and healthy food — and the dressing is downright addictive. Continue reading →
A colleague passed on this recipe after I volunteered to take over his breakfast duties at a recent work retreat he was coordinating. It was a huge hit, and making it the day before made my job easy. Continue reading →
Canmore is full of hard-core athletes — world champions and Olympic hopefuls, ultra-marathoners and Ironman veterans, you name it. Even those who just do sports recreationally seem to go hard most nights of the week.
I was talking recently with my friend Dan Roycroft, who spent 15 years training and competing in cross-country skiing, becoming a four-time national champion and eventually competing in the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy. He told me about one of his favourite quotes, posted over the entrance to the Wimbledon stadium. It reads: “If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters just the same.” Continue reading →
This recipe came from my friend Dave in Nelson, who brought this delicious and hearty salad to a Friday night pizza party at my friends Dan and Megan’s house. (I brought a nice bottle of B.C. wine – also delicious, but slightly less nutritious.) It’s a very simple recipe but the trick is to make it far enough in advance to let the dressing soften up the kale leaves. Continue reading →
Exactly one month ago, I left Alberta on a flight to Ontario for the holidays — and I’ve been living out of a (rather large) suitcase ever since.
I spent two weeks visiting family and friends before catching a red-eye flight back out West, and stopped in Canmore just long enough to do a load of laundry and re-pack for an extended New Year’s getaway visiting friends in the B.C. interior. This past week, even though I returned to work, I stayed in Nelson to work out of our office there and get a little face-time with some colleagues I rarely see.
As much as I’m feeling ready to go home, unpack and wake up in my own bed for a change, If there’s one thing I’ve discovered in the past month, it’s that “home” can be wherever you chose to make it. Continue reading →