Architectural Deprivation in Montreal

Architectural Deprivation in Montreal

The Montreal walk ups down the street are calling out. . . . You know you’d like to see more. Come now for a wander. Isn’t there some urban walking tour you’d rather do?  Skip Jazzfest. Skip Poutinefest. You’ve had enough Montreal bagels. The outdoor circus performances can wait. That dim sum you wanted can … Continue reading

Music Spaces in Car Places

Music Spaces in Car Places

Evening approaches in Ottawa, and a fun energetic feeling has taken over the normally traffic filled Bank Street. A Starbucks employee chases people down offering free passion iced tea samples, in teeny tiny taster-sized cups, entirely too small for my thirst. I love when city and festival people decide, “let’s close everything down and put … Continue reading

Running: New Summer’s Resolutions

Running: New Summer’s Resolutions

Just imagine you’ve got the ambition and genetics of an olympic athlete, a fearless warrior from the U-go-now U-get’em tribe, famous for its ability to defy all restrictive limiting thoughts and intentions holding you back. You will activate previously ignored and neglected ability to sprint like a powerful cheetah across the great savannah, urban pathway, … Continue reading

A Paris Moment in My Kitchen

A Paris Moment in My Kitchen

As I sat in my kitchen preparing a buckwheat crêpe recipe from the David Lebovitz – My Paris Kitchen cookbook, I remembered Paris. Parisian crêpes were something I sampled while abroad, though did not make a significant effort to seek out the best crêpe possible. Looking back now, I might arrange the trip according to culinary priorities like … Continue reading