Time to spare, go by air – Toronto

“Hey mister, over here. Are you blind? Help! Aidez-moi! Why can’t the security cameras identify me? Mayday-Mayday-Mayday.” I’ve been spinning around this carousel for hours, loop after loop. I should have been airborne two hours ago. Instead, I’m stuck on the ground at this damn airport. If I get any dizzier I’m gonna’ decorate the…

Cultural awareness or…”How-To” Home-stay

“How-to” Home-Stay. You’ve finally arrived – perhaps after a full day’s travel – awakening into a different world and into a culture that appears very different than your own.   Nothing is familiar. You are a stranger in a strange land.   And then, you find yourself stepping over the threshold into another family’s life.  You’re…

Belleville Art Association Annual Juried Show 2015

Founded in 1958, the Belleville Art Association has been a major artistic and creative presence in the city. The first juried show of the BAA was held in 1967 at the Corby Public Library.  I attended the awards ceremony at this year’s Annual Juried Show and was delighted to receive the DONA KNUDSEN IMPACT AWARD for…

News from the backpack

Hey it’s me – Lola’s backpack. I thought it was time for me to pitch in with my side of the story. She’s planning to chronicle her adventures around the world but she hasn’t yet realized how crucial I am to her comfort. Without me, she’d be lugging a massive Pullman – and needing a…