For the past month, I have had the immense privilege of helping some amazing kids while growing the programs at Club Zone De Lachine. This has been one of the most rewarding challenges I've ever embarked on and I'm really enjoying it. I have to say, it's the kids that got to me. They are … Continue reading When You’re Doing Something Good, People Want To Help!
Dreamers 13-003 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… This was an off-shoot of the usual Dreamers collection. I decided to remove the instruments and leave the subject, wondering in his own dream. It turns out that this dreamer's focus was on what was missing from his hand, maybe the bigness … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #278 – Dreamers 13-003
Dreamers 99-007 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… I’d like to say this was a spontaneous composition, except for the many sketches that led to it. It was meant to give the visual impression of which instrument held prominence in the music they played and ended showing us a possible … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #276 – Dreamers 99-007
Helping The Kids Of Club Zone The mission of Club Zone is to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and, develop confidence and skills for life. We contribute to an improved quality of life for young people through a wide range of programs. … Continue reading Helping The Kids at Club Zone of Lachine (Friday’s Folks)
When Our Kids Teach Us Grace This past Tuesday, my amazing daughter had her science fair. As a family, we pushed her to get organized, think out of the box, and be creative. After nearly two months of pushing our awesome teen and everything was as complete as it would be, we told our nervous … Continue reading Friday’s Folks – My Proud Dad Moment
The news broke across the airwaves earlier this week that a beloved Canadian has passed away: "Gord Downie, frontman of The Tragically Hip has succumbed to his battle with brain cancer". I heard our country gasp in the short pause that followed. Despite the knowledge of his battle with cancer being revealed well over a … Continue reading These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – R.I.P. Gord Downie
Recently, my dear friend, Paul L., introduced me to a cultural phenomenon of outstanding beauty and eloquence. He introduced me to The Great Russian Ballet! I am so very grateful for this gift that I have to share it with YOU! I’ve been a fan of ballet since I first saw a professional group in … Continue reading These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – Introducing The Great Russian Ballet
Allow me to introduce an upcoming star of the Montreal art scene, Maria Astadjov. I met Maria at a friend's party where we were surrounded by writers, artists and art lovers. Maria struck up a conversation with my wife Sawsan and they became fast friends before she was introduced to me as the artist. … Continue reading These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – Introducing Maria Astadjov
Ok, it's a little weird, it's a little bit of ego stroking, but I'm very proud of myself right now and I want to share it! Please indulge me in a little horn tooting! Thank you to Maeve Haldane for writing this very flattering article about ME: http://www.concordia.ca/cunews/offices/vpaer/aar/2017/07/27/biographer-of-success.html?c=/alumni-friends/news Please enjoy.
Dustin is the living proof of a person who puts his heart into everything he is passionate about! I’ve had the great pleasure of being at Dustin’s restaurant one evening when it was quiet and we could talk to both him and his wife. My sister-in-law asked Dustin to play the piano for us and … Continue reading These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – Introducing Dustin Dao