Category: Canada

Lens-Artists Challenge #118-Communication

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”George Bernard Shaw Before telephones came into our lives we were happy twanging strings connecting two pipes, cans, match boxes, paper cups happy in our acoustical wonders. We continued with the toy contraptions, smugly coquettish or prankish depending on gender and mood…..something…

The Psychology of Sorry: Why Canadians can’t stop apologizing — The Pigeon

Sorry is not just a word……sharing how a word changes our perspectives As a Canadian, I’m no stranger to the stereotype of how the word ‘Sorry’ dominates our vocabulary. Politeness has become the dominating characteristic of Canada’s global reputation, but in many ways the stereotype is true. Our culture is so apologetic that the word…

Doors…to market

Kensington Market, Toronto 2015  Kensington Market a walkable bohemian neighbourhood stacked with vintage boutiques, indie shops, arts spaces, grocers, bakeries, cheese shops, trendy bars, cafes, fine dining and casual diners. What attracts me are the windows and doors, resembling cut-outs, in the multicultural ambience of ‘plains-clothe’ houses with their harlequin-esque facades camouflaging the antiquity of…

Bay of Fundy…..Magic on the Rocks

A flip thru my old posts….recreating magic. Something to be grateful for in the present unmagical settings. Kahlil Gibran words resonate when going through the post. ‘The appearance of things change according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves’.   A…