Author Archives: Ian

On my 53rd birthday

On my 53rd birthday, I stood at a makeshift memorial of flowers and candles at the edge of the plaza outside my neighborhood library, thinking. Then I was interrupted. “Was it a n-gg-r?” the older man in the captain’s hat … Continue reading

Posted in Ian's half-baked thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Unknown Connections

Perhaps one of the reasons I’ve had difficulty in keeping up with this blog over the last couple of years, is that one of its underlying purposes has now been fulfilled. In my explorations of my family history, especially the … Continue reading

Posted in Mom's past | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

New Reflections

When I was a student at the University of British Columbia in the late 1980s, springtime came as a blessing and a curse. It was a hard time of year as final exams were upon us and then the search … Continue reading

Posted in Ian's half-baked thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments