These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – R.I.P. Gord Downie

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

These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – Introducing The Great Russian Ballet

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

These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – Introducing Maria Astadjov

  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

Toot! Toot! Look What I Found on the Concordia University Website!

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.    

These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – Introducing Dustin Dao

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

These Are The People In my Neighbourhood – Let me Introduce Kenmar Industrial

These Are The People In My Neighbourhood - Kenmar Industrial There’s a new Professional in Montreal and they are all about getting you moving! I’d like to introduce you to Kenmar Industrial, but first, let me tell you how they came to my attention. My dear friend and mentor, Paul L., whom I describe as … Continue reading These Are The People In my Neighbourhood – Let me Introduce Kenmar Industrial

These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – Say Hello To Berel M. Weiner

I am overjoyed to speak to you today about Acappella & barbershop, by way of my dear friend, Berel Weiner, President Island City Chorus and the passionate base of his quartet & chorus. Let me start with paraphrasing Berel’s vision for this joyful musical experience. I only tweaked the words, a little. wink, wink The … Continue reading These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – Say Hello To Berel M. Weiner

Friday’s Fun – Catching The Photographer

I can't speak for others, but I am seldom a willing victim of being photographed. My wife caught these of me on a recent trip the Emirates. The best ones usually are when I'm not looking, except the one where she insisted I not make such a fake face! You can find more of my … Continue reading Friday’s Fun – Catching The Photographer

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #61: If Andy Warhol Were A Millennial

If Andy Warhol Were A Millennial: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. Andy Warhol is to date one of my favourite subjects. Somehow his image is very easily transposed to a graphic art style... even a manga feel. I found a picture of a very young Andy, before … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #61: If Andy Warhol Were A Millennial

Odds & Ends – Fun for the Inner-Photographer

I was recently asked to send some photos of myself for an article on What is a Successographer? The specifics were joyfully vague, so I decided to have some fun and send in a motley bunch, selected from old profile pics, some autobiographical artworks, and some new pics, I asked my loving wife to take. The feature … Continue reading Odds & Ends – Fun for the Inner-Photographer