New Article: At home in Mexico
More than a million Americans call Mexico home these days. Uncounted thousands of Canadians are also making their full time or seasonal home south of the Rio Grande, in places such as La Manzanilla, Patzcuaro and Merida. Victoria Boulevard magazine explores why some Victoria residents are buying, building and renovating homes in Mexico...more
At 7:19 a.m. on September 19,1985, an 8.1-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City. The seven-minute tremor caused an estimated 10,000 deaths and left at least 250,000 homeless. I had just begun work that week for the English-language Mexico City News. To mark the 25th anniversary of the earthquake, I have posted an account originally published in The Vancouver Sun...more
Everyone dreads the "grieving relatives" assignment. We go to the school. We go down to the makeshift memorials. We comb the phone book, and pursue any clue on the internet. We contact facebook friends of the dead person...MORE
You name it, I've done it as a journalist: newspapers, magazines, radio, television, online. I work for CBC Radio in Victoria on the award-winning On The Island morning show. I'm also a freelance writer and aspiring web designer/developer. I live in Victoria B.C. Canada with my partner, kids and animals.