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NYPL

“A good book is the life blood of a master spirit,
imbalm’d and treasur’d up on purpose
to a life beyond life”

The Rose Main Reading Room of the New York Public Library

Our visit to the New York Public Library, one of the highlights of our recent trip to New York.

   

The DeWitt Wallace Periodical Room

Above the entrance to the Edna Barnes Salomon Room

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

In our troubled world we have much to be thankful for this Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend as we think of those far less fortunate suffering the indignity of war at the whims of deranged and despotic leadership.

Photo montage from our local Kitsilano Farmers Market yesterday.

a moment like no other

A memorable moment of beautiful sportsmanship when Naomi Osaka supported Coco Gauff after her loss in their Third Round match in this year’s US Open Tennis Championship. In our time of universal uncertainty this was truly an uplifting moment and shows the best of what we can all aspire to. Thank you Naomi.

Remembering Douglas

Douglas Campbell, King Lear, Bard on the Beach, 1994

My painting of the late, great Canadian actor was painted this summer with much love as a gift for all at Bard in honour of the 30th Anniversary Season and to say thank you for thirty glorious years of theatre at its very best.

two champions

In celebration of two inspiring female athletes

Simone Biles

US Gymnastics Champion 2019
The first American woman to win six titles, and celebrated last year in my post
the power of teal.
🇺🇸

Bianca Andreescu

Roger’s Cup Women’s Tennis Champion, 2019
The first Canadian woman to win the title since 1969.
🇨🇦

one small step for man

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”

Neil Armstrong, July 20th, 1969

where the bee sucks

 

 

Couldn’t resist posting this lovely garden moment to the Lens Artist challenge: Detail

joy to the world


 

Oh what a joyous day, with the birth of our first grandson this morning.
Congratulations to his mummy, daddy and little sister,
and welcome to the family beautiful boy.
❤️❤️❤️

Anthony Bourdain Day

 

Fondly remembering Anthony Bourdain who would have been 63 today. I’m reading his collection of essays “The Nasty Bits” at the moment, which was published by Bloomsbury Publishing in 2006. One prescient passage seemed to leap from the page as I read it. I think you’ll see why.

 

from the essay, VIVA MEXICO! VIVA ECUADOR!