On the coffee table
Leah took a book out of the library called ‘How To Draw Warriors’ – we’re pretty excited to see her first drawing!
Our lovely black cat passes on. A sketch of her sleeping on our chair from earlier this year.
Certainly, blogs are dead, replaced for the most part by Facebook, and so I admit a kind of personal blog like this can seem redundant. What exactly am I going to post – and why – when most of the people whom I would be reaching out to are already connected to me through “socialContinue reading “Welcome the new year, 2012”
Jillian Tamaki is my newest superhero, but my the real hero in my life is my daughter Leah. Every day she tries something new, embraces life, and creates something. She blows my mind.
Lots of dancing ensues when this comes on the stereo. I love each time Leah says the words They’re comin’
Sue Ericsson’s Drawing Fundamentals class at Ryerson. It’s my mother’s old chair in our living room. I had sketched it rough, and then used the sketch as a reference for this shading exercise in the class.
Cindy Woods made a deep, deep impression on me as one of the very few people who inspired me to keep drawing, not only by her generous encouragement, and by her incredible example of talent — but of her humanity. I would encourage anyone to visit the sites she populated with her art and joy.Continue reading “Cindy Woods 1956-2008”
25-09-08_2247, originally uploaded by davehoward82. Drawing Fundamentals class at Ryerson with Sue Ericsson
This is a documentary about the systemic geoncide of native peoples here in Canada, as seen through the eyes of ex-United Church minister Kevin Annett. I’m guessing visitors to the site may come here because of occasional homeschooling tags, but, though not visually graphic and in fact very tasteful in the telling of some of the horrificContinue reading “UNREPENTANT: KEVIN ANNETT AND CANADA’S GENOCIDE (documentary)”
These are the photos I would choose for their CD cover if my wife and daughter were to form a rock band.
Leah enjoyed this classic Sesame Street short (‘trailers’ she calls them), and so we post it here for you. H is also the first letter in our last name.
“You don’t even have to know what an Edsel is to know that it was a failure.” I would totally love to have an Edsel. Just to park it on our street, and drive it to the No Frills.
100% content rip off from panopticist. My daughter enjoyed it so much, she insisted we put it on our own blog.
These days, I struggle to understand where other people with kids find the time to post things to the internet, let alone do the relatively simple things like read their email. Or do the laundry. Or have a conversation with their spouse. Facebook has recently brought this mystery to the forefront for me again. I’mContinue reading “Who has time for the internet?”
TONY BOCK/TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO The city’s skyline, obscured by smog, on October 13, 2004: There will be more foul-air days – with the attendant health problems, including asthma attacks and strokes – as pollutants get baked in the abundant sunlight and heat. More people are expected to crowd emergency rooms. Unless we seriously putContinue reading “T.O. 2050: Bad weather ahead”
My wife and I have a saying between us: Sometimes sometimes means yes, sometimes sometimes means no, and sometimes sometimes means sometimes. I’m not entirely sure what I want this blog to do, except that I’d like to be able to post our goings-on from time to time, for friends and family, and to findContinue reading “Sometimes”