Tales from an eternal gypsy who believes anything can happen

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    Robin Two Times

    I loved Robin Williams. Me and several million others. When I was little, I remember owning a pair of rainbow suspenders that matched the ones he wore in Mork & Mindy. I…

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    In 2014, why do we still censor nipples?

    Recently, while clicking onto my Instagram app, I was met with a stern "warning" for posting inappropriate content. Confused, I quickly scanned my feed -- a mix of Vancouver…

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    Should Couples Be Allowed to Crowdfund Their Adoption?

    While these sites were created to foster free enterprise, where start-ups are concerned, it never occurred to me to use these platforms as an opportunity to raise funds for…


    Songs for Your Weekend

    The temps are dropping, the beach tunes have faded and there isn’t a single festival on the books. But the holiday season is creeping closer and which means one thing – parties.


    40 Stamps

    Sometime early in my 20s while I was in the throngs of goal-setting and trying to pave the way for what I wanted my life to look like, I set three milestones. Career and relationships aside, these dates pertained to travel…



    Landing on the latter side of your 30s is a funny thing. Four years from 40? REALLY? On one hand it feels like a big number as there are some things I simply cannot do anymore…

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    VIFF 2014: Noble

    Dubliner Christina Noble (Deirdre O’Kane) narrowly escapes poverty after surviving a tumultuous childhood. As a girl, she would busk in bars to help care for her mother and siblings…

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    VIFF 2014: October Gale

    Toronto-based doctor Helen Matthews (Patricia Clarkson) is mourning the loss of her husband (Callum Keith Rennie) and retreats to their family cottage in Georgian Bay, Ontario to process what has happened. Having never ventured to the remote island alone…

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    VIFF 2014: Two Days, One Night

    A working class mother is returning to work at a small factory following a mental health leave, only to discover she’s about to be ousted by her own colleagues. In “Two Days, One Night”, renowned Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne…


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