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The Sound of Peace

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OH CANADA … forgive me

Tomorrow is Canada Day.  And with all the wonderful Canadian musicians we’re blessed with, here I am listening to the music of Silvio Rodriguez …  a Cuban.  When Spanish is sung I don’t hear the words … unless I make … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been”  – RainerMaria Rilke “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to … Continue reading

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Writings on the Wall – capturing a moment, leaving a mark

Indonesian Hand Print, 40,000 years old                                                                                          Lover’s Heart, my old brick wall “I was here but now I’m gone I left my name to carry on Those who liked me Liked me well Those who didn’t can go to hell’” … Continue reading

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Canadian Anti Spam Law – myths and realities

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O CANADA!

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How Did You Get Here Anyway? – exploring life’s paths

Pretty Girl with Fried Egg Thoughts (Aged 4)                               Self Portrait (Aged 4) When they asked me what I wanted to be I said I didn’t know. – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar I’m either going to be a writer or … Continue reading

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From Vermeer to Balthus – exploring the work of others

Twice, I have been consciously inspired to work with the images of other artists, these being Vermeer and Balthus. By doing so, the intent was not to replicate the style, nor to attempt to master the technical virtuosity of another, … Continue reading

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A Final Word on Weather – the misery index

I am told that the Inuit have some sixty words for snow… for different kinds of snow. That doesn’t surprise me; they see a lot of it. I live considerably south of the tree line, but even I have seventeen … Continue reading

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Snow Cakes, hygge and other weather ponderings

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.  – Anton Chekov Winter changes into stone the water of heaven and the heart of man. – Victor Hugo  “Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe … Continue reading

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She Set a Cake Upon Her Head …

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. –  Elbert Hubbard.

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