The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

One of the best things about Vancouver, Canada, is the food. It’s a city by the sea, and it’s very much an international town. That bodes well for seafood, as well as Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, First Nations, Italian, Greek… you name it, they have it in Vancouver. I’m told the best things to eat …

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I had been thinking of getting a new mattress for quite some time. Mine was 19 years old and it no longer provided the pleasant slumber experience it once did. In fact, it could be rather excruciating, if I’m honest. I’m a stomach and side sleeper, and I knew every spring in that bed by …

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If you have somehow managed to escape all my shameless self-promotion in recent months, here’s what you need to know: I wrote a book! A Bridgetender’s View: Notes on Gratitude is available on Amazon.com in paperback form, and soon it will also be available as an e-book for Kindle, and Amy Sassenberg’s photos will be …

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My boyfriend is a roofer, and a harder worker you will never find. I watch him go out there, day after day, in blistering heat and inclement weather, and slowly destroy his body. He has broken his fingers, put nails through various body parts, fallen off roofs, and is constantly cut, bruised, scraped and battered. …

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The other day I watched a brief video of a Children’s book that was narrated by Samuel L Jackson. It’s called “Go the F**k to Sleep”. I don’t know what made me laugh harder: the actual book, which was surely written more for the entertainment of adults, or the fact that we have reached a …

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