Lillian Grant (Street Articles Author)
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Unfettered by titles, I won't assign one to myself upon introduction. The most important detail is that I am finally following my desire to write. If I enjoyed writing when I was required to for school and work, I believe writing because I want to will only bring greater satisfaction. I enjoy expressing myself with sincerity, honesty and humour when the mood strikes. Things that compel me to share my thoughts are food, parenting, current events, relationships and whatever else I might be observing in my life at the time. I love reading and hope to learn, grow and be entertained by reading other writers who share the passion for writing with me.

I live in Vancouver and love all it has to offer. I love that it's a great place to raise a child and that your skin doesn't freeze in 20 seconds in February. I love how you can golf in the morning, kayak by lunch and night ski after dinner on the same day. I don't often do this but isn't it cool that I could?

I am originally from the Prairies, though not from a little house, I might embody some of the cliche traits that prairie folk do, but prefer living in a temperate rain forest.

I hope you follow me on my writing journey as I explore yam fries, kids' sports, current events and light mayo. Thanks for checking out my profile. Come back soon! Tell your friends if you like what you read.

Schadenfreude, How Can Something So Wrong Feel So Right?
I have to hand it to the Germans; they make a great automobile, managed to make a national holiday out of beer, and their lexicon includes a word that succinctly melds how it feels when we witness someone else’s suffering or misfortune. Loosely translated as “damage, harm” (Schaden) and “joy”,…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Dec 27, 2013  
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Tom, T Hanks For All the Great Flicks
Witty attempt at wordplay out of the way early, I have to ask: Is it just me or is Tom Hanks everywhere? Seems to be. Over this holiday season I could not surf channels without seeing one of his old movies playing or a promotion for another. You would think…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Dec 27, 2013  
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My Favourite Apps for 2013
We are one week until the end of the year is staring us in the face. As I look back on the incredible year of technology, I would like to pay homage to the apps that made my life easier. It makes me wonder how we ever got along without…
By:  in  Computers and Technology  >  Mobile Computing   Dec 25, 2013  
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Parental Guidance – Are You Watching?
Movies are a big part of our family time spent together. It is easy when we are not watching with our son. It is open season for our entertainment needs and the biggest decision is what kind of wine to pair with the movie. When it is family night however,…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Dec 24, 2013  
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Holiday Gift Idea for Your Woman
Last week I shared my thoughts about the power of the written word and how much of a loving legacy you can leave for your child, spouse, parent or whomever else you love by writing a message that will remind them how special they are, even years down the road.…
By:  in  Relationships  >  Marriage   Dec 23, 2013  
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It’s Not Me It’s You Too
It’s Not Me It’s You...Too . No, I am not talking about the dreaded break up line used by millions to weasel out of a relationship. What I am talking about is the little known fact that when parents talk to parents of other families about challenges, the results are…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   Dec 22, 2013  
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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – A Review
We have waited nine years for the follow up to the cult gem Anchorman. Does producer Judd Apatow break a streak of comedy home runs that have earned him the number one spot on Entertainment Weekly's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood? Let’s break it down. The theatre was surprisingly…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Dec 22, 2013  
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Vegging Out With Your Kids
Sometimes vegging out is the way to go. I do it a few times a day. Eating vegetables that is. We are lucky, very lucky, that our son is a natural vegetable lover. We started him early so he was conditioned to know that the green and crunchies were part…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Motherhood   Dec 20, 2013  
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Are Boycotts Just for Boys? The United States’ Gaycott
Being gay is like having asthma. You do not choose it; it is part of who you are as much as the mole on your arm or the colour of your eyes. Where the similarity ends is that asthmatics do not get persecuted for requiring an inhaler. With less than…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Dec 19, 2013  
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The Written Word – More Longevity Than Any Gift
Gift giving can be difficult. At this time of year, I am not telling you anything you do not already know. Many people put emphasis on buying the right gift for that special someone, a colleague for a Secret Santa gift exchange at work, or maybe a babysitter or chiropractor.…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Holidays   Dec 18, 2013  
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