Tag Archives: art

Outside We Live

“What humanity needs, nature answers in whispers.” – Numi Tea CITY There’s a Summer Art Program being presented downtown twice a week – two beautiful parklets are now home to artists and students displaying works in progress to potential customers … Continue reading

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Pause

“So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.” – T.S.¬†Eliot On a night of rain and whiskey, the raindrops and burn keep worry away during watershed days after the pandemic announcement that has stilled the world. … Continue reading

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We Can Do Better

“Music comes from an icicle as it melts, to live again as spring water.” – Henry Williamson If the pale pink blossoms of the tulip trees and the dark purple crocuses weren’t already announcing the arrival of spring, then the … Continue reading

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Deep Winter

“ The mind is not a vessel that needs filling but wood that needs igniting.” – Plutarch – On Listening Snow hasn’t quite fallen yet but the scents of winter make an appearance in both my mother’s kitchen and mine … Continue reading

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Dive Deep

“ The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.” – George Sand On a rare downtown visit as the summer season waned, I found myself sitting on the Vancouver Art Gallery Cafe’s terrace after a tasty lunch … Continue reading

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#exploreKelowna (Part 2)

“ There are moments, above all on June evenings, when the lakes that hold our moons are sucked into the earth, and nothing is left but wine and the touch of a hand.” – Charles Morgan Our hotel, the Best … Continue reading

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Summon Down the Spring

“ Time and space are the tools of the observer.” – Emmanuel Kant Pale sunlight paints the sidewalk in charcoal shapes, revealing delicate calligraphy previously hidden by cool rain. Patience has fled as winter keeps looking back, finding ways to … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time

“ The world is a fairytale; we are it’s guardians.” – Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun It’s a rare, warm fall day – a day when the sun’s rays break through the whipped cream sky and entices one … Continue reading

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Trust the Mystery

“ I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.” – Luis Barragan It’s a second cup of tea morning – the rain has been falling since last night, the bed is still unmade … Continue reading

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Cafe San Angel Notes

The genesis of my Mexico writing life began at a local cafe down the road from our studio at the “Janitzio”. I had started a small journal when we stayed in those 2 rooms on Lazaro Cardenas, writing mostly on … Continue reading

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