Author Archives

31 October 2018

The Spirit of the Trail

By // Books

The Spirit of the Trail by Carrie Morgridge with Ross Sellers is an account of the 46 day bicycle journey undertaken by Morgridge and her husband John in the summer …

07 October 2018

What is Love by Pauli Rose Libsohn

By // Books

This book is a love letter to Mitzi Libsohn, the author’s mother. It is ostensibly about the love story of her parents and the poetry that sprang from that relationship, …

12 July 2018

Art by the Book: Beginning Color Mixing

By // Books

Kimberly Adams’ Beginning Color Mixing: Tips and Techniques for Mixing Vibrant Colors and Cohesive Palettes is a fantastic book for new artists wanting to learn more about color in a way that …

22 June 2018

Art by the Book: Practical Calligraphy

By // Books

George Thomson’ s Practical Calligraphy is a small book full of big ideas. It introduces the history and uses of calligraphy in straightforward and inspiring ways, from ancient Mesopotamia, through …

21 September 2017

Gabe Hudson’s Gork

By // Books

Perhaps young adult fiction is not my thing. Perhaps I am a little too old, a little too far removed from high school. Whatever the reason, this book, full of …

08 November 2016

The Book Club Chronicles: The Lake House

By // Books

The Book Club met to discuss The Lake House by Kate Morton. Our feelings as a group can be summed up by Patty’s comment, “I wanted to stay home from …

30 August 2016

The Book Club Chronicles: Introduction

By // Books

Five women with a shared love of reading fiction came together just over a year ago. Our purpose: to enjoy the camaraderie of discussing books, to encourage the exploration of …

16 September 2013

TO Summer Shakespeare, Pt2: Shrew in High Park

By // Theatre (Toronto)

In live theatre, you know that anything can happen – props don’t work, actors skip a couple of lines, or segue into ad libs. It is what makes it exciting …

23 May 2012

Jimmy Iovine Talks up Tonight’s Idol Finale!

By // TV

Let me just put it out there – I love American Idol. I love watching the kids come in, hearts on sleeves, nervous, hoping against hope they will get their …

15 February 2012

Alyxandra Harvey Haunts Violet

By // Books

In her young adult novel, Haunting Violet, Alyxandra Harvey takes us on a journey to Britain in the latter half of the nineteenth century. It is a world full of …

09 February 2012

Pride & Prejudice, The Murderous Sequel

By // Books

For fans of Jane Austen, like me, the publication of Death Comes to Pemberley was cause for a little celebration. The author, P.D. James, was born in Oxford in 1920, …

28 January 2012

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

By // Books

When I picked up this wonderfully researched and evocative novel, my knowledge of Ethiopia was woefully limited. Within a few pages, Abraham Verghese drew me in to a world of …

19 November 2010

2,500 Years of History in 42.2 Kilometers

By // Sports

The Battle of Marathon took place in 490 BC. Legend says that a soldier named Pheidippiedes ran from the site of the battle to Athens to relay news of the …

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