Day 22: Giovanni Caboto’s Trees

this morning’s sun, still pentecostal waters new leaves in broad crowned elms adorned, crowns within crowns with magpie nests, wind-riding as my spring-daft hounds cavort i see again the crowd that day our city, post-millennial, had hired an american urban expert to tell us what to need, now that we’d turned that corner into accepting,…

Toller Cranston Flies Away

Woke up to news that Toller Cranston has left this world, suddenly, unexpectedly. Indeed, Toller was a champion; flamboyantly artistic, magnificently weird and out there. I remember his Russian split jumps, nobody could Russian split jump like Toller. And we loved him, even as we sat there in the flickering winter dark slightly weirded out…

This is Our Community- Happy Canada Day

Hey good people, let’s start a groundswell of commentary – why is the fact that this is an Aboriginal grandmother, with the support of her husband and community, not in the headline here?  Grandmother dodges tankers on 58-km North Coast swim And why is this story not getting more play? When the media are so…