Toronto, Ontario; Sarnia, Ontario; LaSalle, IL; Allerton Park, IL; Mount Carmel, IL; Toledo, OH; Markham, Ontario.
Bass booms from Drake concert shook the 24th floor apartment in building next door to the Scotiabank Arena. Our host hasn't heard a concert that loud, before. Brief torrential downpours earlier in the evening subsided, I wished I had biked over instead of taking the streetcar and subway. (Maple Leaf Square, Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario) 20180821
Opening night paintings @playthink installations @PTSDalchemy "It's All in Your Head" show in artists' space in one of the city's last original industrial warehouses. Sun setting outside south-facing windows, view of billboards seen from the Gardiner Expressway. (Dead End Studio, 7 Fraser Avenue, Toronto, Ontario) 20180830
Welcomed into study group by I Ching master Benfeng Zhu. Lessons are practically held in Mandarin Chinese, so aided by bilingual learners to appreciate throwing of coins, sketching hexagrams, and interpreting changes. My reading of multiple books translated into English, plus smartphone apps, have gotten me beyond beginner's level. Deeper insight into the underlying five elements theory, and its relation to lunar calendar, will require more scholarly inquiry. The group clubhouse, active for one year, overlooks a pedestrian bridge over a small stream feeding into Petticoat Creek. (Chinese Heritage Society of Canada, Kingston Road, Pickering, Ontario) 20181224
Figure @OCAD assembled from many materials by Sarah Juliet Nadler, part of the Frutti exhibition, Florence off-campus program. Sheet to the left either fell down due to poor adhesive, or the figure rose in the night to pull it down. (OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario) 20181103
Quintet @Soren_Nissen @TorontoJazzFest performs music inspired by months living in India, composed after return to Toronto. Closing evening of the festival, some exterior signs have already been removed. (Heliconian Hall, Hazelton Avenue, Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario) 20180701