The outdoors

Myshka and I had a good wander for this year’s Nuit Blanche. We saw some nice sculptures and installation art, and an initially forlorn but soon very happy dog outside a Kensington Market restaurant.

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One privilege during my time at U of T was to take Peter Russell’s class on Canada’s history as a series of incomplete conquests in 2013. He taught the class for several years running to a mixed group of undergrads and grad students, using it partly to help him refine the new history of Canada […]

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In part to bring family members together for Father’s Day, I invited my cousins for some family portraits and a picnic in High Park. My cousin Katrusia showed up with some of the clothing she has recently sewn, along with my cousin Tamara, her husband, and their children Mykyta (who I photographed before, including being […]

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I had a good wander around Toronto today. All these photos were taken with my Fuji X100s — perhaps the best camera smaller than a hardback book. The most exciting thing going on is planning several possible trips: one to Ottawa in a couple of days, a possible trip to Algonquin Park, and a very […]

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This afternoon I went with Tristan to watch the Good Friday parade in Little Italy.

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My family in Vermont sent me Bill McKibben’s 2005 book (updated in 2014) as a Christmas gift. In it, he recounts a meandering trek through the Lake Champlain region of the Adirondacks. It’s part nature writing, partly an account of the history of the region and the ways his neighbours are tying to earn a […]

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Vorticity (4K) from Mike Olbinski on Vimeo.

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