Tuesday, July 04, 2006


When poet friend Darlene Moore-Berg and I made plans to meet for lunch on July 9th after a long internet acquaintance, I had no idea personal events would so thoroughly sabotage things. However, she and her husband Mike were able to fit us in this last Sunday instead of next.

We met them in their hotel room. (Would you believe the penthouse of the Empire Landmark? Don’t tell me it doesn’t pay to be allergic to the residue of smoke in the room originally assigned to you!)

After enjoying this amazing view (click to enlarge) and snapping pictures of everything in sight, we went for lunch at the Red Robin, and hung out on Robson Street for a bit. Then we took them and their luggage to the Cruise Ship Terminal in Canada Place in time for their 5:45 departure for Alaska.

What a wonderful interlude in a bleak time! Thank you, Darlene and Mike, for fitting us into your glam vacation.

A sampling of poems by Darlene:

Earth Dance


Wind Chill

Buon Natale

The Making of a Man

Welcome to Shy Road


Oh yes, and to our U.S. neighbors, a very happy Fourth of July!


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