I have spent the last few weeks thinking a lot about the upcoming anniversary. January 8th has loomed large in my mind for a while now. I have thought a lot about being sad and grieving and what life looks like without Laurie Kingston. I think I have come to some understanding of sadness and […]
As the water is drained out of the Rideau canal the remains of the Dow’s Lake Causeway becomes visible. I’m not sure when the causeway was removed but the picture below is from the Report and Correspondence of theOttawa Improvement Commission (Ottawa, 1912). A quick picture taken today. Cropped map of Ottawa from 2nd Edition, […]
My kids have been taking music lessons at Metro Music on Bank St. for a while so I have spent some time hanging out there while they learn. It is in a old commercial building that in the 1920s was a car repair and/or a tire dealership. It has been a music store for while. Here […]
From “The hub and the spokes ; or, The Capital and its environs” (1904) Author: Gard, Anson A. (Anson Albert), 1849-ca. 1915 Page 113
A summer well spent!
Sacha and some very talented friends made a video for Joel Plaskett’s Tough Love from “Scrappy Happiness”. This is for a contest. Please ‘like’ it on YouTube! It’s great!
Thanks to cleaning out some of my mother’s house we now have a working turntable and a bunch of old vinyl. Over the last few months the teenager of the house has stared to collect new vinyl. Mostly singles from current bands, plus some older stuff. Over the last few days we’ve been listening to […]
I’ve shared items from Library and Archives Canada and many from the City of Ottawa Archives. I’ve recently discovered that the Glebe Report, the community newspaper, has put their archives online at http://www.glebereport.ca/Newspaper/Archives.php. The archive is not searchable or indexed, but the PDF files high-quality and are easily browsable. Every issue I looked at has […]
boingboing has posted this book trailer for a new book by Art Spiegelman about his brilliant book Maus. Maus is one of my all time favourite books. It can be read in so many different ways I’m curious to read what Spiegelman has to say about it 25 years later. I haven’t been buying many […]