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
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
The John Lingwood mystery house was tracked down in a matter of hours after my recent post on here and on the Facebook page for my film "Finding John Lingwood". It's perched on the very edge of the city, at 2219 Ottawa St., S. Kitchener at the intersection with Trussler Road. Based on information found … Continue reading Mystery House Found
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.
https://youtu.be/Bw0x2A8tbTI I’ve gathered at least 20 hours worth of interviews, additional hours of location video and 100s of photographs for my film “Finding John Lingwood.” The finished film … 55 minutes. A mountain of information to work with and a lot left on the cutting room floor. It’s not quote as bad as you might … Continue reading Once a darling, always a darling