In 1993 Eric Brown was living through a rough patch. He was struggling with his mental health and having trouble finding a place to live. Several landlords had kicked him out, and homeless shelters had banned him. His niece and advocate Sue Sauve was worried he might end up on the street. Then Eric found … Continue reading What would Anna Kaljas Say?
https://youtu.be/-ovOKH0TN9Q Friday, March 11, 2022 – I sit in my cozy, safe attic office looking out over a hushed Canadian neighbourhood. Snow falls, coating trees, sidewalks and cars with a pristine, late-winter mantle of white. Half a world away, millions of Ukrainians flee their own country while Russia’s military bombs civilian targets including residential blocks … Continue reading History Repeats Itself
Anna Kaljas, 1983 UPDATE"ANNA KALJAS: THE UNTOLD STORY" RECEIVES FUNDING FROM THE REGION OF WATERLOO ARTS FUND 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 … Continue reading New Doc Project: Readymade Story of an Unlikely Angel
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”
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.