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Red maple leaves in shape of Canadian flag
Karissa, Clemens Mill & Hespeler | June 12, 2015
No matter what kind of story you want to read, someone in Canada is writing it - beautifully, cynically, and probably with a poignant sense of tragic... Read More»
Keep on Keepin' On Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Phil, Queen's Square | June 12, 2015
It has been a good year for jazz releases so far. I’ve highlighted the work of Billie Holiday (here), and I expect more tributes to her coming out... Read More»
Headphones and laptop
Phil, Queen's Square | June 10, 2015
It was on a recent long car journey that the real value of podcasts really clicked for me. While travelling along the 401 corridor, the paucity of... Read More»
The Galt Hospital on St. Andrew’s Street, c1912
Linda F., Queen's Square | June 1, 2015
Anyone giving a walking tour of Cambridge will need to mention ghost buildings – buildings once important but since demolished. Some of these... Read More»
Grand Budapest Hotel DVD cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Leah, Queen's Square | June 1, 2015
Wes Anderson – what to do with you? I’ve sort of enjoyed his movies in the past, but some more than others and only sort of because I find him wildly... Read More»
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison book cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Phil, Queen's Square | June 1, 2015
“I always start out with an idea, even a boring idea that becomes a question I don’t have any answers to”. The quote is from Toni Morrison, the only... Read More»
Pride flag at Cambridge City Hall
Angela, Hespeler | May 31, 2015
Typically June is the month of weddings and in June 2003 Ontario became the first province in Canada to legalize same-sex marriage. It is also the... Read More»
Magic door opening in a tree
Jessica, Hespeler | May 31, 2015
Summer is almost here. As of June 21st, it’s time to break out the barbecue, go to the beach … and try to catch an elf? Of the many fascinating... Read More»
Beheaded Tulip. Photo: Robert Thody
Robert Thody, Education Officer | May 19, 2015
Last week’s thunderstorm hit my garden hard. While the thirsty earth was satisfied, the tender spring plants were pummeled of their plumage and... Read More»
Microphone icon in purple
Phil, Queen's Square | May 16, 2015
Recently, Jamie wrote a great primer on podcasts (here). For those who want to go a little deeper, I plan on highlighting several podcasts (by theme... Read More»