Takes A Dollar: Charity Beginning at Home - Interview - EyesOnBC Magazine, Bowser, BC (October 2016)
"And yet, when their show was over, relatively speaking I found myself as impressed with my two 20 year-old interviewees as anyone could ever be by those dazzlingly skilled pilots."
FAIRBURN FARM: Where the Buffalo Roam - Feature - EyesonBC Magazine, Bowser, BC (November 2015)
"No, not an excerpt from a Harlequin novel, but an account of my recent introduction to a water buffalo heifer!"
NANAIMO FOODSHARE: Local Food Matters - Feature - EyesOnBC Magazine, Bowser, BC (September 2015)
TEAFARM: The Great Cowichan Valley Tea Experiment - Feature/Interview - EyesOnBC Magazine, Bowser, BC (July 2015)
NANOOSE EDIBLES FARM: Incredible Edibles - Feature - EyesOnBC Magazine, Bowser, BC (June 2015)
"He did not speak much, quietly observing as Barbara led us around with an informative narrative, but on the few occasions he did speak it was either fascinating or simply killer-funny."
TOUR DE ROCK CARLA: Kicking Cancer's Butt, One Kilometre at a Time - Interview, EyesOnBC Magazine, Bowser, BC (December 2014)
OUR COUNTRY FAIRS: Celebrating the Decades - Event previews/Interviews - EyesOnBC Magazine, Bowser, BC (August 2013)
BEAUTY QUEEN SALON: The 'Superhairos' of Lois Lane! - Interview - EyesOnBC Magazine, Bowser, BC (July 2013)
"There is a feeling that anything can happen at any time, and on the occasions my wife and I have received the Beauty Queen treatment, something usually has."
COCO Café: The Little Café That Could - Interview/Restaurant profile - EyesOnBC Magazine, Bowser, BC (February 2013)
CHINA STEPS EMPORIUM: One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure - Interview/Store profile - EyesOnBC Magazine, Bowser, BC (December 2012)
"Then again, I guess that would depend whether the folks in question might appreciate pulling from their stockings such as a strange antique medical device, a dreadful velvet painting, or a preserved puffer fish."
DR. TYPEWRITER - Interview feature - EyesOnBC Magazine, Bowser, BC (May 2012)
"Dirk is not on Facebook or Twitter. He does not own a cell phone. He claims no need of an iPad,
iPod or i-Whatever."
Mid-Island Co-op 7th Annual Green Solutions Trade Show & Speaker's Forum: It'sEasy Being Green - Event Preview/Interview - EyesOnBC Magazine, Bowser, BC (March 2012)
CANADIAN SCHOOL OF NATURAL NUTRITION: Education for the Health of It! - Interview - The Beacon magazine, Bowser, BC (January 2012)
DEBBIE SHORE: Let's Eat! - Interview - The Beacon magazine, Bowser, BC
THE ROLLING MUSEUM - Event preview/Interview - The Beacon, Bowser, BC (June 2011)
NANAIMO'S AROUND TOWN TELLERS: Come Gather 'Round Friends and I'll Tell You a Tale - Event preview/Interview - The Beacon magazine, Bowser, BC (December 2010)
THE FUZZ THERAPY OF GIGGLES - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (November/December 2010)
"Bent double, gagging for breath with tears rolling down my cheeks, I had to turn away in fear of literally collapsing with mirth."
WEATHERING THE RECESSION STORM - Business feature - Harbour Air Magazine, Victoria, BC (June/July 2010)
TEAFARM: Go Camellia Sinensis Go! - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (July/August 2010)
"I'm not a fan of grapefruit, so if beforehand you'd told me I would verge on tears of joy over the deliciousness of a pink grapefruit tea, I'd have deemed you unhinged."
WEST VANCOUVER MEETS WEST INDIES - Home profile - Canadian Architecture & Design magazine, Creemore, ON (July/August 2009)
"Little more than a fleck on the map, the exclusive island of Mustique is one of the most beautiful places on earth."
LUSH LAKESIDE LIVING - Home profile - Canadian Architecture & Design magazine, Creemore, ON (July/August 2009)
"Celebrated for its rare serenity, mesmerizing sunsets and autumnal foliage of kaleidoscopic intensity, Lake Heney in Upper Gatineau, Quebec, is an idyllic residential location."
POLISHING A DIAMOND - Home profile - Canadian Architecture & Design magazine, Creemore, ON (September/October 2009)
"Considering that a home is likely for most to be the single largest investment made in a lifetime, how useful it would be when viewing properties to have an architect in the family."
CAMEO: Captain George Vancouver - Coastlines
magazine, Vancouver, BC (March/April 2009)
BEARD: Digging Up the Past - Interview - The
Beacon magazine, Bowser, BC (March 2009)
"What joy I'd find
in conversation with a colleague to be able
to chirrup: 'Scaphapods? Well, they're quite
interesting, I suppose - but I much prefer crinoids!'"
STORY - 'Francis Rattenbury: Architect of His
Own Fate?' - Coastlines magazine, Vancouver,
BC (November/December 2008)
"Then in 1935, the
illicit couple were charged with the murder
of 68-year-old Rattenbury, who'd been bludgeoned
to death with a mallet."
BERRECLOTH: Flying On Two Wheels - Feature -
The Beacon magazine, Bowser, BC (August 2008)
"And when I asked
him how often he’s called insane, he told
me (from the French Alps – where else?),
'Well, almost every day.'"
& Electrifire™ - Advertising feature
- Harbour City Star/Nanaimo Daily News, Nanaimo,
BC (March 2008)
RECYCLING EXCHANGE: One Man's Trash ... - Feature
- More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (March/April
"Or the rural scene painted onto a band
saw blade, as cute an example of anonymous folk
art as I've seen anywhere - especially for a
COUNSELLING AND HEALING - Feature - More Living
magazine, Nanaimo, BC (January/February 2008)
"A storm of ideas and worries, fears and
hopes, all chaotically scrapping for priority
attention, my brain churns noisily away day
and night like a washing machine full of nuts
VOCAL ON EATING LOCAL - More Living magazine,
Nanaimo, BC (September/October 2007)
"There has not been
a book about chow that has had such an immediate
impact since 'Rude Food' suggested a few novel
uses for asparagus."
NEW KID - Children's limerick (Nanaimo, BC -
This is something written
purely for fun as a favour to a friend, but
I'm quite pleased with the result and so think
it worthy of inclusion here. My friend wanted
to present a unique gift to his young nephew
based on characters he'd invented, so turned
to me to give them life. I had no idea what
I was going to do with them until I sat down
to start work on it, so was quite surprised
it turned into a 27-verse limerick! I hope you
enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing
CROWN & ANCHOR' - The Source magazine, Brighton,
UK - Restaurant Review (2002)
"It all went
terribly, horribly wrong."