The Birds by Myfanwy MacLeod

There are birds in Vancouver’s Olympic Village at the Southeast False Creek Plaza, 1 Athletes Way. Not the ordinary kind that flutters in the air currents above – The Birds prefer to guard the earth with their 18 foot (5.5 metres) presence.  Vancouver artist, Myfanwy MacLeod transformed the common sparrow into something extraordinary. “The Birds…

The Untravelled World

 “I am a part of all that I have met; Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough Gleams that untravelled world, whose margin fades For ever and for ever when I move.”  Ulysses – Alfred, Lord Tennyson I first met Alfred, Lord Tennyson when I was in grade 11, long after his passage through this world. The Poet…

I Could Not Resist

When I was growing up in northern Manitoba, temperatures would dip to minus 40 to 50 Fahrenheit. It was bitterly cold; even the moisture from my breath froze on my cheeks as I walked to school in the early morning. But it was never cold enough to mask the wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread…