Monthly Archives: September 2015

En Bateau / in a boat

I was playing a delightful piano piece and for no apparent reason was suddenly overcome, and started to cry. Debussy’s “En bateau” is a lovely piece, about recreation. It’s the end of the summer for North Americans as we observe … Continue reading

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Ten Questions for Dr Gábor Maté

Doctor Gábor Maté is someone I’ve admired from afar for a long time, without really knowing more than a few superficial details.  He’s known for the sort of beliefs that go beyond mere image management, an advocate and activist who … Continue reading

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Bicycle Opera: Shadow Box at Curbside Cycle

The Bicycle Opera Project are now in season four, cycling around from venue to venue, putting on opera. They carry their set, costumes & instruments along (except perhaps the piano…) in trailers pulled behind their cycles. I first encountered them … Continue reading

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Bill Blair at the door

He wasn’t knocking on the door. He was in an SUV. One of the members of the Lberal team had come to our front door and we immediately said we wanted a sign. I had planned to wait until I … Continue reading

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