Being from Montreal, Canada myself, I learned a long time ago, before Ancestry.com or 23andme came along, that we are seldom genetically pure in relation to the culture we grew up in. Hundreds to thousands of years of colonial habits have many of us being a genetic stew of racial ancestors. Even this article dances … Continue reading A little good news — about Vikings (?)
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/song-collectors-collective-recording-elder-travelers-singing-old-folk-songs/ This is just a sweet article, but inspires me to want to do something similar with storytelling and recipes. With the ever growing demand for assisted living and elderly homes, we have a ready source to get these stories recorded. I know my parents live having visitors who ask them about their lives and … Continue reading A little good news — saving traditions
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/roman-colosseum-to-get-hi-tech-floor/ I visited Rome during a Christmas holiday back in 1996 and the Colosseum was closed for repairs so I couldn't enter, but I walked around it and played out in my imagination all the stories I'd read about it. I would have loved to see the inside and the tunnels... very soon, it seems, … Continue reading A little good news — Ok, it’s another geek moment for me: this is really cool to me!
Montreal is over 375 years old and the original city was build with hand hewn stones often quarried near the waterfront. These building stones can still be found in the foundations of the oldest buildings. These look and feel of these stones is so indicative of the architectural history here that you can also see … Continue reading Montreal Walls Project – Three – Remnants of The Old City
I took this one last Summer. Here in Montreal, we have loads of older buildings. many are hard to see from the street, as the owners have often resurfaced the street-fronts. However, find your way down alleyways, and into backlot parking spaces, and you'll find the abundance of Victorian architecture that shines around our fair … Continue reading Urban Summer Days