William Turner Today

William Turner Today

William Turner (1775 to 1851) is one of my favorite artists. I especially like his more abstract works such as “Rain, Steam and Speed” or “Sundown over a Lake” or “Snowstorm”. Color and texture dominate and form and substance are...
Our Italian Travel Secret

Our Italian Travel Secret

We spend a lot of time in Italy. It is a country of joy and wonder at every turn whether you are marveling at the splendor of St. Peter’s or enjoying a pizza in Napoli. Italy is a special experience. However, if you are not careful, you will see the country...
Ford NAS

Ford NAS

Taking photographs can be hard work. Some days it rains on you and it is the very devil to keep your camera from fogging up. Other days the sky is gray and there is no contrast or color to be found. And then there are the days when the sun is so bright and the colors...
Snowball

Snowball

Here it is January 19th and in a week the “Snowball” is upon us again. And I just don’t get it: there are still seats available! Amazing! The Snowball is an annual international dance competition held here in Vancouver. Dancers from all over the...
Memories of Years Past

Memories of Years Past

My dad was in the RCAF during the Second War. He was an instructor with the Commonwealth Air Training Plan here in Canada and was then posted overseas near the end of 1942. I have a journal he kept during his years at war as well as the log books he and his...
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