ELECTRIC DREAMS

by Geoff Olson The other day I could log in but not post on Twitter, even using various devices with different browsers. I felt a milder form of the low-grade panic I experience when my home wi-fi signal evaporates. Like most of us, I take constant digital connection for granted. I half-expect my Internet service …

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HAPPINESS IN VANCOUVER: POSITIVE THINKING WON’T GET YOU THERE

by Geoff Olson Are you happy? Now there’s a loaded question. But for many Vancouverites it’s not so much a conversation starter as a Zen koan. Vancouver has been a frequent winner and runner-up in The Economist’s annual rankings of the world’s “most liveable cities.” It’s also renowned as a place where strangers avoid conversing …

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