This week, my husband and I attended Ottawa’s opening night of Svengali, a performance from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, at Canada’a National Arts Centre. Although I’m not a professional art critic and my dance training is so far behind me that I couldn’t recall the names of certain moves even under duress, I thought an […]
Archives for January 2012
Watching Being in the World, a small film about some pretty big ideas, opened my eyes to the state of philosophy in the 21st century. It had everything from Plato to Creole cooking, Heidegger to juggling. Modern day philosophers weighed in on the age old question of the meaning of life as well as what […]
Every once in a while in birding, something completely surprises you. Sometimes it’s an assumption that you’ve always had, that you suddenly realize is completely false. For Nathan Hentze, the Limpkin, the female Eurasian Teal and female Green-winged Teal offered such epiphanies.
This 1957 black-and-white gem, director Sidney Lumet’s cinematic debut (he had worked for some years in television), has lost none of its riveting intensity in the half century since it first appeared on screen. The movie features, along with Henry Fonda, some of the finest character actors of the day (and any other day, for […]
Through our lives, we hold the hands of many, those we love, tiny children, the ageing and many others that give us a strong sense of community.
When they first started, hardly a trail was seen Many then passed, a road now gleaned. Deeper still, water they bore Making them dangerous lore Now I find my wheels caught still By the ruts of habit, against my will Pulling out is the hardest task Harder still not falling back. Photo […]
”I hear America singing…” Walt Whitman. Equally, ” I hear you singin’ in the wires…” Jimmy Webb. I love the color of the fog this morning, the temperature of the light transforms morning in the valley into a sacred moment, a pause at the end of something. Up here in the land of ancient trees […]
What happens when a Yukon company and First Nations groups come together with the goal of promoting awareness of Yukon people and their history while maintaining the cultural integrity of its peoples? George burden has the answer in his first person account of his own experience on this unique world-class eco-tour down the Yukon River.
Is your dog “dominant” or willing to submit? Could you be living with a dog determined to take over and control your household? Dog Trainer Eric Brad looks as his own dog to see if the “warning signs” described by so many web sites could mean his dog is a tyrant in the making!
“In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away like an eagle. ” – proverb