- 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.
- Our world out of balance: rioting in Vancouver, and for what?
- Chiang Mai’s custodians of tradition.
- Reading the leaves after Three Cups of Tea.
Author Archives: M Mauchline
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
I would hazard to guess that most people who pay attention to what is going on in the world, even their own little part of the wider global spectrum, are aware of it. But, it doesn’t make it any easier … Continue reading
The ability of music to take you back to a specific place and time, complete with main, and supporting cast assembled, is a remarkable, and comforting thing. So, it is with equal parts amazement and thankfulness that I reconnected with … Continue reading
I like to believe it was fate that returned my first real road bike to me two summers ago. I’m talking about a 1987 Miele Delta, beautiful and unassuming with its Ishiwata 022 tubing, clean lugged joints, utilitarian but bomb-proof … Continue reading
“Always a Patricia”: The motto adopted by the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Association on May 14, 2010.
It’s rare to get clear sunny weather in Vancouver in the winter. But, when it does appear, it’s usually accompanied by freezing temperatures, and in certain circumstances, is carried south on the train of a stiff, gale-force nor’wester. Andrea … Continue reading