Dazzle My Heart, Mural Artist Michelle Hoogveld

Urban art is a form of self-expression and social commentary that has the power to alter any space into something special, memorable, and exciting. There are many different types of urban art: there are “street artists” who leave their mark on buildings; there are artists who specialize in creating characters out of found objects; thereContinue reading “Dazzle My Heart, Mural Artist Michelle Hoogveld”

At the Highland Games ScotFestBC

“It’s said the Highland Games originate from Ireland in 2000 BC and that they crossed the water to Scotland with the fourth and fifth century migrations of the Scotti into Dalriada (Argyll) and beyond. Scotland.org The Highland Games is one of Scotland’s oldest and most treasured traditions. It is a celebration of Scottish and CelticContinue reading “At the Highland Games ScotFestBC”

Sea Fever by John Masefield

Poetry gives substance to our experiences, as if to help us understand the import of a specific time and place.  Words assimilate with emotional responses to produce memories that can be recalled with a vibrant clarity.   Listening to poetry we relive the moment again. Several years ago, my son and I walked along the sandyContinue reading “Sea Fever by John Masefield”

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Robert Frost Whose woods these are I think I know.His house is in the village though;He will not see me stopping hereTo watch his woods fill up with snow.My little horse must think it queerTo stop without a farmhouse nearBetween the woods and frozen lakeThe darkest evening ofContinue reading “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

Give Peace a Chance

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”Yoko Ono It was the year 1969 when Canada welcomed John Lennon and Yoko Ono. As icons of the peace movement, John and Yoko were at the height of their popularity.Continue reading “Give Peace a Chance”

Welcome to My City

Welcome to my city – Vancouver! Vancouver is positioned in southwestern British Columbia, Canada, between Burrard Inlet to the north and the Fraser River delta to the south. We are known for our fine natural harbour facing the sea and mountains and having the mildest climate in Canada. Ours is a coastal temperate rainforest whereContinue reading “Welcome to My City”