national dance day


 
Taking a moment away from the heartache and despair of each day’s news to celebrate National Dance Day with this collage of some of my favorite ballet dancers online who inspire us each day with the beauty of their art.

RIP RBG


 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, born March 15, 1933 died today September 18th, 2020.

Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” RBG

“She represented the best of the American tradition…it is a loss for the nation,” historian Jon Meacham. In her posthumous statement she hoped that a new president will be installed before she is replaced.

RIP RBG

science knows


 

Mind Over What Matters
 

Quote of the day, with a slight adjustment in the punctuation:
 

“I don’t think.”
“Science knows.”
 

#climatechangeisreal

such despair


 
A sombre start to the week as our thoughts are with those who have lost family, homes and friends in the fires down south, with gratitude to the firefighter heroes on the frontlines including volunteers from British Columbia. Let’s hope for better days to come this week.

a weekend of champions


 
Congratulations to Naomi Osaka winner of her second women’s US Open title yesterday who has shown herself to be a true champion both on and off the court. Her message was heard loud and clear and we salute her for it.
 

 
Congratulations to Dominic Thiem who won the men’s US Open final today in a thrilling match to win his first Grand Slam title and became the first man in 71 years to win a final after dropping the first two sets.
 
The USTA and all the players, staff and doctors are to be thanked and congratulated for giving us two weeks of glorious tennis during these difficult times.
 
And a look back at my painting of that memorable moment of beautiful sportsmanship when Naomi Osaka supported Coco Gauff after her loss in their Third Round match in last year’s US Open Championship. It was a truly uplifting moment and showed us once again what a role model and inspiring young woman she truly is.