Out of curiosity, Barry Gardner attended a knife show in 1995 and, fascinated by the handcrafted steel objects, asked a craftsman if he could be taught to make such knives. Now, as an experienced cutler, Barry offers this same service at his foundry within the Jam Factory studios at Seppeltsfield. “I love guiding people to […]
What is it that makes receiving applause so addictive? Is it the gratification that one feels at a job well done? Or is it the knowledge that you have in some way please and lifted an entire room of people, matching and exceeding their expectations?
Toronto’s Forest Hill Jewish Centre has a new home, one that has been ten years in the making and is a testament to faith on many levels: Faith in God, of course, faith in people, and faith that the Orthodox shul that started in 2000 without even a minyan (or quorum of 10 Jewish men) was meeting both a religious and broader community need.
When most Torontonians think of developer Sam Mizrahi, they think of the skyscraper known as The One that will be constructed at the corner of Yonge and Bloor Streets in downtown Toronto. But, if you want to know the story of a developer who is deeply and spiritually invested in building and supporting his community you have to look to another project, the construction of the Temmy Latner building, which will be the new home for the Forest Hill Jewish Centre in Toronto.
Symphony Nova Scotia’s special sci-fi concert that Hallowe’en evening was hosted by John Rhys-Davies, a Welsh actor who played Gimli the dwarf in the film trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”, and our author George Burden had the chance to meet him!
National Geographic Magazine came alive in flesh and blood for me when I visited a Long Neck Karin village in northern Thailand. I felt like I was at a zoo, but a zoo of women – they were smiling and welcomed the other tourists and me. I had my camera hanging around my neck so it was pretty clear I qualified as a gawker!
“There’s no way!” she says, as she explains that during the show he might throw out some souvenir guitar picks or after the show, autograph some official photos; but as to actually placing his signature on someone’s guitar?…
The book ‘1,000 Places To See Before You Die’ includes Sapa in northwestern Vietnam, and with good reason. The geography is stunning without being overwhelming. The local hill people, with their faces deeply etched with character, welcome tourists for home stays and mountain trekking. This article describes a corner of the world that visitors will remember fondly for the rest of their lives.
Millions of Filipinas suffer lives of poverty and stress. The causes are systemic and cultural. This article discusses the author’s personal observations and conclusions.
Look closely at the paintings by Janet Vanderhoof and one experiences light in the contrast of bright colors, particularly red. Light radiates thinly through her cityscapes. Allow your eyes to linger and you discover how the light shifts, moving among the pedestrians in a crosswalk, reflecting and refracting through the streets of Chinatown, or is held in the petals of flowers.