Archive for January, 2016

The Queen City

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Katie Couric, now Global Anchor at Yahoo! News, posted a beautiful story and video called “Buffalo’s big comeback” last Friday. The video I found especially moving. Every scene stirred me: Here was my first soul-home.

I adore this city. I met best friends here. My son was born here. I learned my craft here. I had one or two beers here, and some tequila shots. I fell in love here. I worked at Mighty Taco here. I wrote here. My soul will always be in Buffalo.

It is the only place I could possibly go if I ever left the Terminal City.

More from AHA

This is a cool little video.

I have learned so much about social and mobile media from AHA‘s April Smith and her colleagues, exceptional citizen journalists.

BTW, April’s twitter-handle is @April – ha! – so you know she figured out Twitter earlier than most.

Pender St. facade


Beautiful. I love Vancouver with my whole heart.

Big Art


What gets installed in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” My friend photographer Marilyn Suriani is preparing a huge installation there – the largest piece is 54-feet wide. It’s beautiful, a continuation of this remarkable phase in her career, which sees Suriani creating nature- and waterscapes in shimmering, rhapsodic colours. This work feels both abstract and earthly.

A downtown eastside addendum: AHA Media


My friends at AHA Media have been documenting and fostering positive spirits in this beautiful, fraught, unbelievable Vancouver neighbourhood for many years now. I admire their work.