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.

Newtown, Feeling It Again
I spent the day with my son today. We laughed, we had some nice food. We basked in being in the same space. I made brownies. I do not know why. I think I just wanted to feel more connected. He was not aware of what was going through my…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Dec 17, 2013  
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Vintage Candy, A Sugar - induced Sprint Down Memory Lane, Volume Ii
As promised, my second instalment of Vintage Candy is here! I am not sure how many volumes will comprise this nostalgic, insulin-spiked compendium of fructose facts, but I will let you know when I run out of steam. For those of you who did not read Volume I, I indicate…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Chocolate   Dec 17, 2013  
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Exploring Expletives – Plan B
There is a child in my house. If I drop the pickle jar on the marble tile when we have three minutes to get out of the house, or I ram my toes square into the coffee table legs while sprinting to answer the door, it is just a reflex…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Dec 17, 2013  
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Hello Kitty, Hello Hero
Around midday, as I was working away on my laptop, my peripheral vision clocked a rapid upward movement on the tree outside our living room. Whatever it was, it was bigger than the many squirrels which frequent our back yard that backs onto a forested ravine. I turned to look…
By:  in  Pets  >  Cats   Dec 14, 2013  
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Dark Room Without A View, A Restaurant Review
Well this is all new, And I'm feeling my way through the dark KT Tunstall, “Through the Dark” Mix it up night was long overdue at our house. We parked the kid with friends for dinner, drove over two bridges and braved traffic to have a blind date. We have…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Restaurant Reviews   Dec 14, 2013  
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Female Friendships – More Complex Than Romance?
Women can have complicated relationships. I am one and I admit it. The curtain has been pulled back, the jig is up, the cat is out of the bag. I have enough marital relationship navigation to do without having to figure out my girlfriends. That said, all relationships are work…
By:  in  Relationships  >  Friendship   Dec 13, 2013  
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Furry Cold War
The year is 2002 and it is spring on the west coast. We had just returned from Scotland where we married after a brief courtship. We settled back into our lives at home in Vancouver, happy that we had found lifelong love and sealed it with vows. Then we did…
By:  in  Pets  >  Cats   Dec 12, 2013  
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The Video Store, Last Of the Classics
Remember a time when the only place you could see a movie was in a theatre or hoofing it to the local video store which used to be on every corner? I do, and am fortunate enough to live just steps away from a small, independent store that is the…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Dec 12, 2013  
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Friends Without Kids
This past weekend I had a nice break from my regular routine. Good friends of mine were in town that I have not seen for a few years so when group drinks were suggested on Facebook, I committed immediately. My husband and I have a very liberal “me time” policy…
By:  in  Relationships  >  Friendship   Dec 12, 2013  
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Vintage Candy, A Sugar - induced Sprint Down Memory Lane - Volume I
Hoping for some "ahah" moment in the kitchen while getting some tea and a snack, I needed something to write about. It came to me in a blinding flash of Gummy Bears. Vintage, old school candy. What better way to work through a sugar craving than to pen about the…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Chocolate   Dec 10, 2013  
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