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PKols sign-Mt Doug, Victoria, BC

Names contain identity, culture, history and geography

When University of Victoria anthropology and computer science students joined forces in 2011 with the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group out of Ladysmith and local Elders to develop a video game, they were furthering the concept that names confer power and presence. In the game, players embark on a virtual journey through Read more →

Caffeine on T. Photo © Javier Aroche, via flickr, Creative Commons, and

Smart is the new black

Somehow, during the years when I mucked about with rocks and critters, and poked at bones of extinct species, being a geek became, well, cool. I use the word “geek” with the great respect it deserves. My world is peopled by persons passionate about things odd or overlooked, by collectors Read more →

Christmas tree. Photo © Laura Bittner, via Creative Commons and flickr

Protected: Holidays can prompt a seldom-remarked-upon rite of passage

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Humans get more nutrition from tastier food

  ’Tis the season. Those who are dear to us gather near to us to feast, share and converse. We assemble around the groaning board, and retire from it, groaning, “I couldn’t eat another thing.” But when they pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie, we gather our resources, Read more →

Out of synch with French hours, Part Un

When we met up with Jason, whom Gaston had hired at Kananaskis Country 15 to 20 years ago, for supper on our one evening in Paris, he warned us about French mealtimes and their implications on the rest of one’s life if one does not abide with traditional working hours. Read more →

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