Building Websites in the 90s

In those moments when I’m asked to give a brief introduction, I usually explain that I’ve been publishing content online since 2004. In reality I got my start experimenting with website design in the 90s in the days before Wordpress plugins and website-designers-for-hire in foreign countries.

Sweet Dreams Mommy

In his short film about a day in the lives of mothers, film maker Matt Bieler captures similar moments. In one scene a child compares a mother to angels. The film is a sweet reminder of the care and consideration provided by mothers and mothering women such as devoted aunties or aunts by adoption.

Defending the Amateur Photographer

Have you ever taken a photo of your children in a non-private setting and had someone say “no photographs” in response? Did you think that the setting was not particularly proprietary in nature? Was your photograph focussed on your children?

Are Your Ads Relevant to BC?

It might appear to be a small issue but it is a regular topic of conversation. In our multi-ethnic family we notice the representation of ethnic diversity on TV, in print ads and online. Does an advertisement feature people of European ethnic heritage exclusively? Does the image on a web page speak to the Pacific Rim heritage of many British Columbians? In our house we even give bonus points if the mixed ethnicity couple shown features a woman of European ethnic heritage with a man who is not.