Stan’s Fish & Chips. Seattle, Wa. 

WhitecapsFC, followed by beer + poutine, made for another enjoyable night out in Vancouver. Man, do I ever enjoy living here. 

A few members of the Vancouver Canucks have been practicing recently at UBC, including a couple of formal workouts before the NHL lockout officially began. 

I grew up a hockey fan. But I’m always reminded here just how important the sport is to the fabric of Canada’s identity. The 40th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series - an event many here call the seminal moment in the nation’s sporting history - has received the full attention of both newspapers and television this week. Most notably, I enjoyed this oral history in the Globe and Mail, which was compiled over the course of 100 interviews with all the relevant participants. It’s worth the read as the story does a fantastic job framing the magnitude of the eight-game exhibition with the Soviets. 

It’s been a week since I moved to British Columbia. Been busy (which explains the lack of posts), but also because I’m making sure to soak up the last remnants of the Pacific Northwest summer. It’s been a week since I moved to British Columbia. Been busy (which explains the lack of posts), but also because I’m making sure to soak up the last remnants of the Pacific Northwest summer.

It’s been a week since I moved to British Columbia. Been busy (which explains the lack of posts), but also because I’m making sure to soak up the last remnants of the Pacific Northwest summer.

Still can’t get enough of this view from the new digs in Vancouver, B.C. 

GPOYW - Toro and I enjoying a summer afternoon at Lake Diabo in the North Cascade Mountains.

We’ve had somewhat of a lull in Toro pictures over the past few weeks. The little pup is growing up faster than ever and finding new ways to challenge our patience with heaping spoonfuls of Shiba sass. 

Yet we wouldn’t have it any other way. Best. Decision. Ever. 

BRB, having an ice-cold Pacifico out in this resplendent Seattle weather.