… Which makes me consider the crucial value of “Radical Moves”. Some were split-second decisions, others were rehearsed mentally for hours or even days. All of them, however, have led me where I am today, through a maze of coincidences and fateful turns. It was all scarily accurate. It was, for instance, opting for the…Details
The year was 1993. I had been working with Club Med for about a year when I finally got the assignment I’d been waiting for: a six month season on board Club Med 1 in the Caribbean. Then it was six more months on Club Med 2 in New Caledonia, which turned into a year…Details
I was recently posting from the waterfront and mentioned a passing ship, to which someone replied: "Where’s the picture of the ship?" Well, here we go. The ship was Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess. She was back in Vancouver a couple of days ago and I went for a closer look. The 116,000 gross tons ship…Details
"Run, Forest, run!"
"Kids, yell with me: Wil-son!!!"
Port Moody isn’t so bad after all…
Going to Port Moody was a mistake, a last minute decision due to the menacing clouds that hovered above my initial destination, Deep Cove. There are a lot of very pretty areas around Vancouver but Port Moody isn’t one of them. Sitting at the very eastern end of the Burrard Inlet, the little town cannot…Details
Monday morning, 7:30 am, Victoria Day. Streets are deserted and finally, it’s raining. Dire Straits’ Private Investigations is on my MP3 player. A few people rush by in the morning grayness. My coffee is warm and soothing. Somebody behind me is messaging online to an unknown party who could be anywhere in the world. Time…Details