Wordless Wednesday: West Coast Winter 2020 Edition

Snow blanketing the rhododendrons after last week’s winter storm on Vancouver Island

Memories of Closed Captioning and Magnum, P.I.

One day in 2000 I was offered a very cool job recommended for people who had a knowledge of linguistics and experience playing the piano. It involved using machine shorthand to create closed captioning transcripts for television programs. Since I love TV and anything involving language, I was immediately intrigued and didn’t hesitate to accept the offer.

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Dancing from Rădăuţi to Regina

A post that is close to my heart – I’ve updated it for accuracy and added more photos of precious dance memories.

Painting with Words

When people ask me what my cultural background is, the first thing I say is “I’m Romanian.” Then I pause and add, “Well, actually I’m one-quarter Romanian and three-quarters British… but I was born in Canada, so I’m Canadian.”


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La Mulți Ani – Christmas Memories of Romanian Dancing in Regina

It’s hard to express how precious dance memories are. It’s not just a sight, a sound, or a feeling… it’s all of them together.

It’s moments… fleeting moments where the beat of the music met the footwork…

Where the fabric of the costumes swirled…

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