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
While researching my most recent documentary project – “Dog’s Best Friend”, a 5-part series for BellMedia’s FIBE TV1 community channel – it became clear that pet ownership improves your physical and mental health.
The email from Dave LeBlanc The Architourist columnist for the Globe and Mail (Canada's national newspaper) arrived just as I was about to sit down at a lecture by well-known Toronto urbanist Ken Greenberg facilitated by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery at the Walper Hotel in downtown Kitchener. I fidgeted through the whole talk, turning the message over and … Continue reading “Finding John Lingwood” featured in Canada’s national newspaper
Anyone who – in their adolescent years – wanted to paint their bedroom walls black knows that putting your mark on a space makes it your own. Former president of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Paul Motz, had much more to play with when in 1970 his father assigned him to managing the interior details of the … Continue reading How to choose a carpet … Lingwood style
But, the story of the building doesn't end there ... with demolition.