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?
History Repeats Itself
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
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?
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
“Finding John Lingwood” featured in Canada’s national newspaper
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
Mystery House Found
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