As a writer and photographer I travel between my life in Toronto, my life in Antigua, and anywhere else my wanderings may take me ... writing my books and enjoying local arts and adventures along the way.

Planning the Trip Around the World

The Toronto skyline (image courtesy of thegazz.com)

When planning my itinerary I didn’t have any set agenda so I simply mapped out a set of destinations connected by direct flights until I completely circled the globe.

My Round the World Trip

Cycling in the Tibetan Plateaus (image courtesy of www.redspokes.co.uk)

While thinking about my plans for after I return from Antigua, I asked myself “why not travel around the world?”. I’ve always wanted to show my kids the amazing variety of cultures and geographies that the world has to offer. Not just to show them in the textbook sense of imparting knowledge, but to show them in the real see and touch way that only comes from traveling there.

Venezuelans Ponder Harbourfront

The photographic works on display at the Power Plant Gallery begin outside. These all weather frames are works of modern art. The photos and descriptions of the photos that they hold are worth a visit in themselves.

This evening I took a walk along the Queen’s Quay area of Toronto’s Harbourfront. Though the harbourfront seemed quiet there was indeed activity going on. A glass blowing demonstration attracted myself and a small crowd of other fascinated onlookers.

Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend at Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market

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Strolling the Market on a Holiday Weekend
Markets are places where if one is so inclined one can leisurely learn about foods from personable vendors who know their produce well. One can also often enjoy great prices at markets. These and other reasons make markets great places to wander … especially during holiday weekends or vacation time when without the rush of a fixed schedule it’s easier to take the opportunity to stroll the markets in search of something interesting.

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Opening Celebration of Exhibit “Multiplicity” at Ontario Crafts Council

Close up of work by Vivienne Jones

Today I attended the formal opening celebration for the Multiplicity exhibit at the Ontario Crafts Council featuring the works of Allan Bell, Karli Sears, Vivienne Jones, Carolynn Bloomer, and Valerie Knapp

Did You Miss this at Nuit Blanche? Part III: Celebration of Hamish Kippen at Cream Tangerine

The Key by Valerie Knapp. Part of the "Multiplicity" Exhibit at the Ontario Craft Council

Hamish Kippen was a gifted young photographer taken early in life as a casualty of his personal battle with depression. This exhibit of his work was put on by a friend Peter Miniaci in Hamish’s honor, with Hamish’s parents in attendance. The exhibit at Cafe Cream Tangerine will continue to show the exhibit throughout October.

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