May 2, 2021

Sunshine gleamed on the Okanagan Lake as the calm waters beckoned me. It was time to get on the water and take Serendipity to her slip at the Manteo marina. Warm spring air filled the valley and I felt the energy of the day. Captain Rob has been hard at work polishing up Luxury Lake Tour’s 2015 Campion Biltmore. She gleamed as if brand new again. The deep blue and grey colour shone in the morning sun, and I couldn’t Read more…

April 28, 2021 Pink Supermoon

A glow echoed in the distance blocked by the mountains. Beaming from behind its earthen cover, a sliver of the moon shone towards the sky. I stared in anticipation and awe as it crept rapidly upwards. The man in the moon stared back down at me, his face appeared over the peaks reflected in the shimmering water of the Okanagan Lake. They said it would be a supermoon. This was one time they were absolutely right. The glory of the Read more…

April 22 Muhammad Aisha goes home

Muhammad stood looking at the shore, his stomach churned with emotion. A musty smell clung to him like an obnoxious blanket. He watched as the small boat approached, he stood on the bow of the MV Aman, his home for the last four years. That boat represented freedom; the freedom he hasn’t felt since he first stepped on the deck of the Bahrainian flagged cargo ship in May 2017.  Trapped onboard a floating wreck, the seafarer’s life has been on Read more…

April 25, disaster in India

Sidhu grabbed his father’s hand and held it tight. Rasping breaths struggled to bring in more oxygen, the young boy held on pushing his fingers deeper, willing his dad to live. The boy’s mother was gone into the hospital three days before, they heard nothing more. He hoped to see her again. Now his dad was visibly suffering, struggling to fill his lungs. At the age of ten, young Sidhu cried softly hoping for some miracle, he wished for someone Read more…

April 21-24 2021

Kelowna’s skyline is being transformed in front of our eyes. I am fortunate to be a part of the building of the newest high-rise condominiums being built in the downtown of Canada’s fourth fastest-growing city. Mostly fortunate… I think. It sure is hard work. My favourite part of being on the site of the highest building between Vancouver and Calgary was the view. Every day when I was on the building I tried to make a point of soaking in Read more…

4 20 21

It was 420 in the Coronaverse today. This year 420 didn’t seem to mean anything. To me, it has always been a symbolic day in the struggle to legalize marijuana. I don’t really care anymore, life keeps dropping f-bombs on us all.  Case counts have been rising in the lower mainland. Ontario and the Maritimes have closed down. Here in BC, they have told us to stop all non-essential travel in the province. We are being asked to hunker down Read more…