Farewell Wine Writing
This is my official goodbye to my 15-year wine writing career. May this post stand as an epitaph marking the end of this era and the beginning of what comes next.
Join Mel for Meaningful Matter: Pairing Astronomy with Astrology
Mars is red and signifies bloodshed and violence; Saturn is the last planet visible to the naked eye and signifies boundaries. Join Mel for a presentation exploring why astronomy and astrology really aren’t so very different.
Learning the Basics of Mundane Astrology
Mundane astrology is the oldest form of astrology dating back over 4000 years to ancient Mesopotamia. It focuses on large groups of people organized into nations, states and cities, and is used to forecast world events.
Join Mel for a Presentation on Mundane Astrology and Edmonton’s Natal Chart
Mel is doing a presentation for the Edmonton Astrological Society about mundane astrology and Edmonton’s natal chart on Friday, November 11, 2022.
Join the Edmonton Astrological Society!
I meant to share this in the newsletter I emailed out earlier today (click here to subscribe to my list). But I definitely forgot to do that, so I’m sharing it here! I serve on […]
Gazing into the Crystal Glass: 2021 Wine Trends
It’s probably a dumb idea to make predictions about anything these days (says the woman who’s studying astrology), but I gave it a shot in my latest piece for Edify. I took a look at […]
How to find any wine (or beer or spirits) in Alberta
I often get asked where people can find the wines that I write about. There’s actually a really simple, quick answer: go to Liquor Connect and search for the one you want. Liquor Connect is […]
Edmonton wine lists in the COVID era
My latest wine story in the newly-minted Edify Magazine talks about the changes that local restaurants are making in light of the massive disruption caused by the COVID-19 lockdown/shutdown and subsequent restrictive re-opening. Scroll down […]
Local Edmonton food incubators: story in Edify
One of my recent stories was just published on the newly-launched Edify website. It’s a piece about local food incubators/collectives, featuring interviews with Kirsta Franke of The Public and Chris Lerohl of Uproot Food Collective. […]
2020 garden update: pond, pot and potatoes
Over the seven years that we’ve lived in our current home, we’ve transformed the backyard into a robust urban garden. We moved here in August 2013 and left things as they were for the first […]
I’m sharing in the collective upwelling of grief in Edmonton this morning with the news that the 2020 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival has been cancelled. The news was not surprising – after the Edinburgh […]
Techno-dystopia: a review of Bustle & Beast’s Girl in the Machine
Indie theatre company Bustle & Beast takes a deep dive into dystopian fiction, à la Black Mirror, in Girl in the Machine – now playing at the Zeidler Dome in the TELUS World of Science […]