Ex-navy, ex-banker, now novelist, journalist and professor.

Crypto Kingpin

November 24, 2017

Calvin Ayre gained vast riches and notoriety as a gambling mogul, but ended up a fugitive from U.S. law. Now…

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Anna Lena

September 18, 2017

When Chef Michael Robbins auditioned for Top Chef Canada, he stressed in his audition video that he was an “extremely…

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May 25, 2015

Continuing with my repost of restaurant reviews written for my friends at Vancouver Magazine… I confess that I’m torn about…

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The Farmer’s Apprentice

February 17, 2015

I started as Food Critic over at VanMag last year. I’ll be posting my reviews here periodically after they’re published.…

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Happy Returns

March 3, 2014

Why you should look forward to tax time

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Zahed Haftlang’s Big Idea

May 3, 2013

The first time I met Zahed Haftlang was over two years ago, in connection with an article I wrote for…

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Fred Herzog portrait

The Way Things Are: Fred Herzog’s Art of Observation

December 13, 2012

First published in Canadian Art Winter 2013 By Timothy Taylor At 82 years of age, photographer Fred Herzog doesn’t move…

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Coral Snake Illustration

Coffee and Coral Snakes: Batesian Mimicry at Work and Play

September 20, 2012

From Vancouver Magazine Fall Issue 2012 *** Note: I was inspired by the always-fascinating work of Eric Falkenstein (at Falkenblog)…

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Music in the City and the Psyche

July 10, 2012

Update: 28 August 2012 The editors at Harpers have assigned the story. So this piece will be appearing in an…

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