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A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 212: Canada's Painted Grandeur, Part 1

“Take everything as it comes; the wave passes, deal with the next one.” – Tom Thomson (1877-1917)

For the next couple of weeks I hope to soak up as much beauty as I can in the little corner of my adopted country of Canada.

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Tom Thomson: The Last Spring by Joan Murray Book Review

Many people have an artist that they admire. Names such as Van Gogh, Monet, etc etc.
For me, it is the Group of Seven along with Tom Thomson. 322 more words


Canoe Lake Cemetery, May 19, 2017

Often, special times and places are entrusted to a writer/photographer’s exclusive view, and he or she must decide how – or whether – to share those occasions with a larger audience. 438 more words

Algonquin Park

May Speaker Series: The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson

This year marks 100 years since Tom Thomson’s mysterious death in Algonquin Park.  While he is renowned for his artwork depicting the wilderness of northern Ontario, the mystery surrounding Thomson’s death has also captivated people for a century. 144 more words


Blind Calgary artist 'brushes up' on a real-life murder mystery

It’s been a perpetual puzzler that goes back a century and now a Calgary artist is bringing audiences in the city a new look at the mysterious death of a Canadian legend. 319 more words



I love a good murder mystery. But you never think artists are involved in such mysteries. Artists are too busy doing their art in solitude. So I bought an out of print book at the Strand bookstore in Union Square New York. 322 more words


QKJ #30: jack pine

I read the earth

like a book

no library card


sense the music

in shake of jack pine


bolted on

‘gainst wind

as if it could break… 31 more words

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