January 20, 2017

THE FAX, ROLODEX AND TECHNOLOGICAL NOSTALGIA FOR THE "GREAT" PAST

This week I moved my fax machine and Rolodex out of my office.

I was filming a promotional video in my office and it was only in seeing them in the video footage--as if with another viewer's eyes--that mad...

January 12, 2017

An author is visited briefly by the ghost of books past and future                                                          

One S...

January 2, 2017

A discarded Stone Age tool cuts through time to join hearts and history

In August, 2016 I went to Denmark with my mother on a family pilgrimage to see her octogenarian brother Kjeld Nyegaard. We travelled with the emotional weight that this would be a final visit. Kjeld...

December 27, 2016

You don't need ET to arrive to have the kinds of alien politics depicted in Arrival.

Sometimes a Hollywood movie presciently captures the broader social and political zeitgeist, and the sci-fi alien thriller Arrival landed in theatres just on cue as another outsider inv...

December 23, 2016

The story of Leonard Cohen's immigrant ancestral roots in rural eastern Ontario, a modern Jewish back-to-the-land echo, and newcomers from darkness to light.

Of all the facts and feelings shared by friends in response to Leonard Cohen's death in November, one struck me...

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