What makes a remarkable life?

Young Anna on a hunting trip in Estonia I'm excited to be part of the VEMU (Museum of Estonians Abroad) online lecture series October 27, 7:00 p.m.. I'll be talking about my latest documentary "Anna Kaljas: The Unold Story."Join me to get a sneak peak at some of the amazing moments in this remarkable life. … Continue reading What makes a remarkable life?

New Doc Project: Readymade Story of an Unlikely Angel

Anna Kaljas, 1983 As a documentary filmmaker, what more could you ask for? Anna Kaljas’ life is a readymade story of an unlikely angel. In my hometown of Kitchener, a medium sized city in Ontario, Canada, people remember Anna Kaljas as a woman who dedicated her life to helping people on the fringes of society … Continue reading New Doc Project: Readymade Story of an Unlikely Angel

Why “Everything Reminds Me of My Dog”

Coral Andrews Jane Siberry If you missed my conversation yesterday (Jan, 27, 2021) with Coral Andrews Waterloo Region's Community Radio CKWR drive show host, here's a podcast of the segment. She prepared for me and included my all-time favourite doggo song Everything Reminds Me of My Dog by the enigmatic Jane Siberry. It's worth a … Continue reading Why “Everything Reminds Me of My Dog”

New Doc Explores “Dog’s Best Friend”

Cindy, Brilliant Border Collie Cindy, a brilliant border collie, came to us from my wife’s family farm. Displaced by changing circumstance, her herding instincts, drive to please, boundless energy and loving personality made her a perfect companion.  But of course the day arrived much too soon when she had to leave us. Her passing opened … Continue reading New Doc Explores “Dog’s Best Friend”

How to bang a pot and change the world

These days I reach out and grab hold of any moment of intimacy – no matter how small – because this pandemic has not changed the fact that our lives on earth as fully intertwined. Staying at home rubs agains the grain. We want to bust out – spend time with friends on the patio; make a special dinner for our kids; get in the car and drive 10 hours to sleep in the guest room; hug our special people