My intent is to write about whatever tickles my fancy: a cacophony of subjects including current affairs, city life, life transitions, the arts, our institutions,, modern technology, fitness, travel, whatever.
As I have lived in both Toronto and Vancouver, my view is from both those cities. My Toronto friends find my B.C. boosterism “bor…ing” and undoubtedly “naïve.” My Vancouver friends and family concede that Toronto is an exciting city, but, “How could you ever give up Vancouver to live there?” I remember once, at a family wedding at the U.B.C. Golf Club, my husband and I were booed because, although we both came from B.C., we were introduced as “from Toronto.” One of my objectives will be to reconcile these differences, and perhaps entice British Columbians to learn to love Toronto as I do, and vice versa.
We are, furthermore, a diverse community where increasing numbers of our population have their direct connections with countries and cultures abroad. Our country, however, is so vast, our regions so self-contained, and our citizens so grounded in their local areas that the glories of the entire country are often unknown. I would like to add a link to the cross-Canada chain.
I hope that you will join me on this venture, and that some or the other of the posts will pique your interest.