We've been blessed by our amazing contributors. So contributors, or aspiring contributors, why not share your story with an even larger audience? The Whistler Question has launched a new personal essays section, a la the Globe and Mail's Facts and Arguments page: Here's the official Call for Entry When: Ongoing call for stories Where: The Whistler Question … Continue reading Share your story: Personal Essays wanted for the Question
Technically, I’m a vegetarian. Have been for over 20 years. Pretty much since I was in a position to say “this is what’s going into my body, and this is not, “I’ve taken a left turn at eating anything that used to have a heartbeat. But when Chef Randy Jones says “try this” and slides … Continue reading Column: When the best place to be is in the kitchen… being cooked for
Riva Fisher has a tattoo of Mt Currie running along the length of her ring finger. “What did your parents say?” I ask. “They loved it.” It's the view from the house she grew up in. When she was 18, the Pemberton-raised Fisher spent her first year of University in New Zealand, where her father, … Continue reading How many reasons to dance do you need?
There is a microsecond long window when a baby falls asleep that everything is right in the world. My personal victory today? Resisting taking a photo of that moment. The kid is 23 months old, so I already have approximately 700 photos of him sleeping, none of which have successfully managed to evoke the heart-swell … Continue reading Column: Why I Don’t Need Another Photo of my Sleeping Baby
I cracked a filling. At first, I thought it was a chunk of actual tooth and my childhood nightmare of teeth crumbling out of my mouth was coming true. Maybe the dental hygienist was right, four years ago, when she suggested I might be a clencher. The jaw is incredibly powerful, she told me, as … Continue reading Column: Awareness First
I’m pretty much the least qualified person in the entire Sea to Sky corridor to write a column about Wellness. Surrounded by farmers, pro athletes, amateur IRONMEN, raw food gurus, yogis, RMTs, naturalists and other wise folk, I keep bumping hard up against my own ignorance about how the body works, how to feed the … Continue reading Column: Cramming for the Apocalypse
I am not a columnist. I prefer asking questions to offering opinions (unless I'm at a dinner party and a little sauced.) And my skin isn't thick enough to put my unfootnoted thinking all naked out into the world on a regular basis. And I'm not funny (like my favourite columnists are - to wit: … Continue reading The Wellness Almanac In Print: This Week in the Question