Zoom-zoom

A shiny new family car sits in our garage. And as it turns out, life doesn’t always go as planned: I was supposed to drive my first car into the ground before buying another; my our next car was to be a used one, not new; and, no way was I going to buy a minivan (even […]

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Coffee notes

A few weeks ago, the main branch of the Kitchener Public Library invited Matter of Taste owners, Phong (and Dawn) Tran, to give a quick coffee-brewing workshop to a dozen or so guests. While I have experienced horrible customer service multiple times at the coffee […]

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#livelocalkw: Books and more

Tomorrow marks the last day of this challenge and it sure wasn’t easy being constrained to being intentionally local, especially when others around you aren’t. The most frequently asked questions were, “is this [considered] local?” and “why are you doing this?” The second question is […]

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#livelocalkw: Community

One of the great things about living in Kitchener-Waterloo is that you don’t need to go far to eat, shop, or play. Perhaps it is partly because of this that one of friends can say that Waterloo isn’t about the scenery or the pretty buildings, […]

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