Category Archives: Canada

Halloween Travel Haunts

I have to admit that I was surprised to discover that Larnach Castle in Otago, New Zealand was on a list of 45 haunted travel destinations in a Condé Nast Traveler article on the spine-tingling subject. When I visited the … Continue reading

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Beckett’s Theories

Two short works from underappreciated Canadian poet, essayist, Greek scholar Anne Carson.      

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Radio Radio

Due to the pesky pandemic, international travel is not on the table right now. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t get a taste of foreign cultures from around the world, without ever leaving your home. Radio Garden is a … Continue reading

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It’s Always Caturday at this bookshop

Otis & Clementine’s Books & Coffee is a bookshop and cafe that always has a few visiting foster kittens in stock, all of whom are up for adoption. The book shop, just outside of Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, has … Continue reading

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Decolonizing the Metropolitan

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is one of my favorite go to places in the city. In fact, I’ve been visiting the Met since before I could walk. The museum’s grand entrance hall never fails to awe. … Continue reading

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Except that the goal falls short of the reach

I may have mentioned once or twice that I am a huge fan of the late poet and singer Leonard Cohen. Those of us who value his work were greatly saddened by his passing. Last week the first cut from … Continue reading

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Bugging Out

This summer the media in North America has been crawling with stories about bedbug infestations. The creepy little buggers have been making the news for turning up every where from the New York Times headquarters in Manhattan to tangerine Mussolini’s … Continue reading

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Joy of Books

A big h/t to the clever folks at Type Books in Toronto, Canada for this marvelous little video.

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Read and Return

When I travel, I usually pack way too much reading material. However, that never stops me from buying a book (or two) from an airport bookshop or newstand. Now there’s a program for compulsive book buyers like me that allows … Continue reading

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The City Within

The City Within by Toronto-based artist Natalie Draz is a brilliant artists’ book and city map simultaneously. This kinetic piece is housed in a plain pine box with what first appears to be an irregularly shaped booklet , but expands … Continue reading

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