By Carolyn Nesbitt-Larking By the time the Canadian flag had its first official unveiling on Parliament Hill, February 15, 1965, I was two weeks old. I don’t think there is any other symbol that binds citizens together as the flag of their country. Pulled out during major sporting events, or proudly hung marking jubilant anniversaries, … More Coming of Age with the Canadian Flag
By Carolyn Nesbitt-Larking I’ve been getting that question a lot since she first came to life on stage a few weeks ago at Playwrights Cabaret. I’m not exactly sure where she will go next, but what I do know is that now I’ve stopped ignoring this woman’s voice stomping around in my head there is … More What Happens to “Johannah” Now?
Last night evening prayers took place at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec in Quebec City’s Ste-Foy neighbourhood. Last night six men were killed. It was brutal and it was blunt. And the news was jarring. Today we came together. As a country, as a city, as a human family. We came together in shared … More Come Together (In Love not Hate)
By Carolyn Nesbitt-Larking I’ve been thinking about entry points the last few days. Not merely getting from point A to B, but the space we allow ourselves and others to engage in conversation. It seems to me the hardest task ahead of us is scaling back the entry point so that thoughtful conversation, discussion, even … More Entry points
By Carolyn Nesbitt-Larking I’ve been working on the bookshelves in our home office trying to (re)organize the eclectic mix that exists. I think I’ve also been going through a bit of a mental cleanse from the dominating new cycle at the moment. It has been great to reconnect with all the books acquired over the … More Remembering Virginia Woolf
A tradition dating back to the 15th century, Plough Monday marked the beginning of the new agricultural year in the northern and eastern parts of England, and always fell on the first Monday after Twelfth Day, Epiphany. Although so many of these “old traditions” don’t fit with our modern lives anymore – I’m not suggesting … More It’s Plough Monday