Category: Alberta

Logee Photography: DIY Pinhole Lens

Over on my photography blog, I’ve written an easy tutorial on how to build your own pinhole lens for SLRs & micro-four thirds cameras. This inexpensive tutorial is great for those who love to experiment with photographic techniques…. Read More

Travelling without Travelling

Mid-winter is the time when I get the most itchy to travel. It’s cold out, I feel confined by being inside all the time and I can’t remember the last time I was able to stand & enjoy… Read More

Homemade Herbal Simple Syrups

Sometimes you just want to liven up your morning coffee with something different! In Jordan, coffee is often flavoured with cardamom pods, usually ground right along with the beans. There’s a really satisfying balance between the two flavours,… Read More

Learning the Cello

It’s been on my list for a very, very long time: to learn to play the cello. When I was little, I’d sit with classical music discs and a giant pair of headphones in front of the old… Read More

Homemade Cherry Liqueur

Every summer, I keep a close eye on my mother’s Nanking cherry trees. When the bright red berries have finally soaked up enough sun, I pick the trees clean and either eat them all or force my mother… Read More

Wild Horse Warm Springs

It’s a romantic idea: a hot spring, secluded and private in the mountains. There’s no one around, just you and the beautiful mountain views, all yours to take in while you soak in warm water and fresh mountain… Read More

Defining “Home”

Several weeks ago, I was at a market selling my photographs. I was talking with a woman from another table, and we were happy to find out that we both hailed from Montreal. “We’re practically neighbours!” she exclaimed…. Read More

Cold Brew Coffee

It’s been really hot in Calgary and as a caffeine addict, this really puts a damper on my morning latte. Of course, brewing a latte and then adding ice is an option, but I always find this ends… Read More

Fear of Travel

As I sat on the bus heading downtown, something about the way the “Stop Requested” lights shone made me feel like I was somewhere else. Like I was travelling somewhere foreign. And I thought about how some people… Read More

Urban Escape

Last night, I had the chance to try something really amazing: a sensory deprivation tank at Urban Escape. The float tank is an enclosed pool of water, loaded with enough Epsom salt to keep you floating no matter… Read More