Does our craft and life inspire others?

Gordon Tootoosis died Tuesday (July 5). He was probably most familiar to Canadians in the role of Albert Golo on North of 60. He was also one of those character actors who, when you saw him on the large or small screen, you'd go "I know that guy" and fail to remember his name. His most common roles, of late, was that of the gentle Native American sage such as the grandfather telling the story of the Peacmaker in the Historica minute (

The other side of the mic

As a veteran journalist I'm used to asking the questions. Recently I had the chance to be on the receiving end.

Imago, Write! Canada and attitudes toward art

I had the privilege of attending two arts-related programs last week and thoroughly enjoyed both.
On Wednesday, Imago presented Art in the City—a showcase of local and regional performers and artists. Dale Nikkel, Kevin Ramessar and Mike Janzen wowed us with their music; the cast of Lost & Found Theatre tantalized us with an excerpt from a new play—which I may just have to go and see to find out how it ends—and visual artist Heidi Brannan had us looking at stone and glass in a whole new way.

Where faith, art and Canadian culture intersect

I've been avoiding the blogosphere for two key reasons: lack of time and lack of opinion.

The second reason will probably surprise many of those who know me, but I didn't want to be another voice, pontificating on everything and anything. Instead I wanted to fo focuse on a single area and hadn't decided what that was.

Two recent events changed my mind.

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