Tag Archives: creativity

What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! NATURE 10 beautiful ice skating trails in Canada In recent years there has been a shift toward outdoor skating and getting out of the arenas that feature prominently in every Canadian town and city. Many communities have […]

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Honouring Our Mentors


by Susan McCaslin From the moment I heard poet Robin Blaser lecture in my first graduate course at Simon Fraser University in 1969, I was drawn like a moth to the strings of a piano, to borrow a metaphor from his well-loved “The Moth Poem”: The moth in the piano will play on frightened wings […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! HOLIDAYS 10 DIY Gifts You Can Make in Less Than an Hour The pleasures of giving and receiving handmade gifts are many. The headaches of handmaking handmade gifts are often even more. All too commonly our best-laid […]

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Paint and Politics


by Donna Sinclair Sunday afternoon at the Musée des Beaux Arts in Montreal, my favourite city to visit. I am painting my best approximation of an impressionist landscape. Trees and hills, serious brushwork. My grandson and husband share my table and are ferociously intent on the same task. It is my considered opinion that the […]

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An open book

Cross-Media Creativity


by Susan McCaslin In Chapter 5 of Arousing the Spirit, “Countering War with Wonder,” I wrote about my favourite mystical poet of all time, William Blake. Blake and I have had a long and fruitful association, and he always keeps me on my toes. Currently I’ve been thinking about how Blake was what you might […]

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