I just need to write this here, shout it out on whatever broadcast range I have – it’s SUCH good news. At age ten Larisa Yurkiw told me her goal was to compete for Canada at the winter Olympics. Against incredible odds she has just qualified to do exactly that – 2014 in Russia. I … More Drop the veil
Delightful days, these. In the grand pause of morning I can recall at least one, sometimes three marvelously shocking, transcendent moments for each day of this month – some mine, others I’ve witnessed. Is this what you get when you jump into Georgian Bay at midnight on Nov 1? If so I’ll make it annual. … More These days
My friend these forty-eight years and fifty to come is reserved but possibly this is because he is so exquisitely aware of and compassionate with his audience. If you can lift yourself to the place where he responds, appropriately, to the dynamics and currents of the moment, you will hear him, clearly and cleanly like … More Demons and Memory
The Parkdale branch of Toronto Public Library is packed full of people reading, working, talking, goofing around, crying, whining and laughing. The security guard gives advice to a young girl, who says something like ‘I just feel like they’re not hearing me sometimes….’. The library is a single floor, nestled in a relatively underprivileged neighborhood … More Valuable.