I never thought I would be rooting for the Montreal Canadiens to win the Stanley Cup but as long as Price is backstopping this team, I’ll be wishing the team well.Continue reading "Les Habitants and La Coupe Stanley"
“Painter …. understood that the overall goal of removals, allotments, treaties, reservations and reserves, terminations, and relocation’s, was not simply to limit and control the movement of Native peoples, but more importantly to relieve them of their land base.”Continue reading "To The Point"
There was a standing-room-only crowd on hand for the closing reception to the month long DeLight Festival at the Hamilton Steam Museum on Woodward Avenue this past weekend. It was worth it. The Hamilton Aerial Group provided a unique telling of Hamilton’s water history that was spellbinding. With intricate costumes, puppets, and recorded music, a …Continue reading "Finale delights everyone"
Donna Akrey’s comment on the vandalism against her installation on the Pipeline Trail was candid: “…the layers of meaning in a work to ‘replenish’ icebergs being vandalized is pretty poignant.” Akrey’s work contains many layers of meaning for anyone willing to contemplate it. The installation provides moulds in which the Hamilton artist invites viewers to …Continue reading "‘Tip of the Iceberg’ vandalized at Andrew Warburton Memorial Park"
It was re-assuring to know that I was part of a community that cared.Continue reading "Seeding beauty in Crown Point"
Red Tree Collective, in collaboration with Hamilton Dialogues and Pipeline Trail Hamilton presents the 4th annual DeLight Festival February 1st to 29th, 2020 A multi disciplinary festival with installations of visual art, poetry, sound and community art along the Pipeline Trail between London Street North and Strathearne Avenue. Hamilton’s Pipeline Trail is an urban walking path with …Continue reading "deLight Festival: Last Days of Ice and Snow"
I focused on one of the most popular book trends of the decade, the personal essay. Women have been at the forefront of this trend with politically charged, personal, and, you sir will no longer silence me essays.Continue reading "Speaking Out: Best Essay Collections of 2019"
Like many Canadian cities, Hamilton is beset with crises of poverty. From the steady erosion of affordable housing, to an increasingly visible homeless population, to addiction, mental health, and the stigmatization of entire neighbourhoods, Hamilton struggles with both the direct and indirect costs of poverty. Society relies upon volunteer organizations and underfunded social services to …Continue reading "Review: When Poverty Mattered: Then and now"
The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern “Not all stories speak to all listeners, but all listeners can find a story that does, somewhere, sometime. In one form or another.” This sentence in The Starless Sea is writer Erin Morgenstern taunting the reader. “Read my book. Find your story. Come on. I dare you”, Morgenstern challenges. …Continue reading "The Starless Sea: Land of Books and Honey"
Noah is about to spend his 80th birthday in Nice, France revisiting his birthplace that he hasn’t seen since he was four. His wife died almost a decade before, although she still pops in to be the sassy voice of reason in his head. He plans on investigating the mystery surrounding his mother when she …Continue reading "An odd couple in Nice – A book review of Akin by Emma Donoghue"