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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

Quick Kick January

Skull recreation attempts to solve ‘perfect mystery’ behind untimely death of artist Tom Thomson

A hundred years ago this summer, the painter Tom Thomson died in Ontario’s Algonquin Park.

His artistic legacy is unquestioned. Barely five years of serious painting during the First World War produced works, like The West Wind and Northern River, that still inspire the Canadian imagination of wilderness. 991 more words


A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 25: Canada's Greatest Painter

He’s the greatest Canadian painter you’ve never heard of. Well,  maybe that’s unfair. If you are Canadian and you are reading this, you probably know who that is in the photo and also have a good guess at the name of the painting beside him. 488 more words