- The Olympics: humanity on display
- Bombay is going green!
- Beyond the headlines: Svein Tuft at the 2013 Tour de France
- Truth, and winning at all costs.
- What goes around comes around: Vancouver relives its cycling history
- A First Nation’s call for help
- On being Freshly Pressed…
- Happy belated birthday baby!
- Corporate greed: the plight of Indian Alphonso mangoes and the message of the Occupy movement.
- Soul sport: much more than the Tour de France.
Author Archives: M Mauchline
So, what is wrong with this picture? We could start with the fact that it is a depiction of the flagrant destruction of public property in the form of a police cruiser. Then, we could point out the not-so-subtle spitting … Continue reading
Ten years ago, I was in northern Thailand bicycling, taking in the vibe, and hanging out with a group of young artists as I escaped a portion of a Vancouver winter. My thoughts returned to that time recently, as my … Continue reading
It is a sad day indeed when our heroes fall from grace. The publishing of Greg Mortenson’s novel Three Cups of Tea provided readers with inspiration, hope and a desire for positive change; a counterweight to Bush-era foreign policy in … Continue reading
The point, at which my life changed irrevocably occurred in December 1972. I was 10 years old. My mother, in one of the many examples of her loving, and forward thinking nature, had decided the previous year that she would … Continue reading
The people of North Africa and the Middle East continue to protest for their democratic rights, willing, and often paying for that decision with their very lives. Yet, in my seemingly stable, and decidedly more democratic world of Canadian society, … Continue reading
Gaman is a Japanese term roughly referring to forbearance, and is often translated as the easier to comprehend perseverance. It is a trait that has allowed the people of Japan to survive, and come to grips with the death and … Continue reading
The news that India is on the verge of eradicating polio is just the type of inspiration we need more of in this age of information overload. We seem to live in a time where even the most well-intentioned of … Continue reading
Today, the balancing act that is life, highlighted by poignant examples of the strength, and resilience of the human spirit, is happening on opposite ends of our earth. The people of North Africa and the Middle East continue to mass, … Continue reading
Professional cycling seems to have shot itself in the foot yet again. Three time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has been cleared by the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation of doping. Contador had tested positive for clenbuterol with arguably small, but … Continue reading