My intent is to write about whatever tickles my fancy: current affairs, politics, city life, local heroes, life transitions, the arts, our institutions, modern technology, fitness, travel, books and movies, whatever.

As I live 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 family and friends concede that Toronto is an exciting city but, “How could you ever give up Vancouver to live there?” One of my goals is to reconcile these differences, and perhaps entice British Columbians to love Toronto as I do. And vice versa.

We are, furthermore, a diverse community of indigenous peoples and increasing numbers who 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 you will join me, and that some of my posts will pique your interest.