Edgar Allan Poe, the macabre poet, is worth quoting on Halloween.
Archives for October 2011
This classic 1972 film is the last of the great musicals. But unlike Singin’ in the Rain, My Fair Lady, and West Side Story, Bob Fosse’s Cabaret is much more than the sum of its memorable tunes. In fact, Cabaret concocts a rich and satisfying brew of brilliant cinematography, editing, set and costume design, acting, […]
Michael Lebowitz shares the journey that brought him home and the promises he made to himself at the beginning of 2011.
Microlending isn’t new, but Kiva’s approach to it is – the non-profit organization’s on-line presence amounts to banking through crowd sourcing. My kids and I are one of over 600,000 lenders that have supplied about a quarter billion in loans in 60 countries. Kiva relies on a global network of micro lending institutions, 450 volunteers and almost 50 employees at the head office in San Francisco.
Initially, I set up our family account with Kiva as a learning tool for my kids.
The custom of hanging out orange lanterns on Halloween has its roots in Protestant-Catholic conflicts in Ireland. Other holidays this time of year with a similar theme are William of Orange’s birthday (November 4) and Guy Fawkes Day (November 5). Customary observances of a public nature, even if of dubious origin, are valuable community builders.
Travel writers John and Sandra Nowlan recount their journey through the Rocky Mountains from Vancouver, British Columbia to Calgary, Alberta aboard the Rocky Mountaineer
The last time I was in Moncton, I had the pleasure of being a guest at the Delta Beauséjour in Moncton, New Brunswick. Double bonus was spending time with Chef Stefan Mueller. He and his culinary team feature a seasonal 100 Mile Menu in the Windjammer—an elegant four diamond restaurant. Impressed with the food […]
Susan Ivory, much to her husband’s pleasure, is seduced by technology
Christine Roome writes about her experience of viewing E.J. Hughes paintings, her connection to Vancouver Island and how the work of an artist can give one a sense of home.
George Burden explores the largest of Halifax Harbors historical and fascinating islands.