the windy city

thanks to a rather awesome porter seat sale, i wandered chicago for a few days during my reading week. i’d love to go back in warmer weather and catch an architectural tour (oh… Continue reading

kaitrin & nick

my friends kaitrin & nick are getting married this summer! but before that, a tandem bike + foster kittens are in order.

Bostonian sweater weather.

While in Boston for a cognitive psychology conference, I managed to fall in love with the city: Boston Public Library: Fire Hall @ 941 Boylston St. (1887) We went to see Metric at… Continue reading

scientology protesters

While wandering around Boston, we came across a few protesters across from the Scientology building. (Check out the article in Londonfuse)


Continuing the theme of people/dog-watching: They say dog owners and their pets often bear resemblance. (!)


Near the Thames River (London, Ont)

tis the season… for cupcakes!

I must confess the premature playing of Christmas songs ruffles my feathers the wrong way. However, I do love the holiday season, and couldn’t help grinning when I encountered these seasonal cupcakes at… Continue reading

c’est what?

Toronto brewpub/restaurant C’est What had a delightful array of beers on tap! I oggled the handles while enjoying a few drinks.

dark horse.

Newly opened espresso bar in Toronto, Dark Horse is favoured by a few of my coffee-loving friends. My usual at a new cafe is always a double short – it provides a solid… Continue reading

union station.

Sometimes, you just have to remember to look up:

front street.

One of the reasons I love Toronto:

grange park.

People watching turned into dog watching in Grange Park. Here’s Samantha: And a 15 month old pup with his owner:

urban return.

My city-gal spirit took a vacation as I indulged in forest smells and sounds! A summer of backbreaking work and a true appreciation for green leaves me here, now: briefly in Toronto before… Continue reading


I’m off to northern Quebec for a summer stint of treeplanting, coming back at the end of August a richer woman. The camera’s not coming with me: dirt / things being tossed around… Continue reading


Rooftop and boiler room adventures with friends. Gentlemen, thank you for your visit.


too many soporanos.

Congrats on a fantastic UWOpera production of Edwin Penhorwood’s Too Many Sopranos!

duchampian spirit

last count: 87 toilets by the shed. without the requisite loading area in our building, it was an assembly-line-piece-together for the new low flush toilets. count: 50. location: empty apartment unit.