This Land Is Mine – Palestinian/Israeli conflict explained in 3 minutes

I’ve been a huge fan of Nina Paley since she brought to life some of the ancient stories of India in her unique flash based animation style (Sita Sings The Blues).

Lightfinder Review - John Richardson


Lightfinder Review – John Richardson

John Richardson is an artist I admire. He has the heartbeat and pulse of the arts scene in Edmonton and his work is always thoughtful, clever, deeply intelligent and of course, beautiful. He has made art not only his profession, but his life. He is an incredible father.

He also knows how to write, and to my utter astonishment and gratitude, he has chosen to spend some of that on my little book,…

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"Lightfinder" by Aaron Paquette: Comparisons Will Inevitably Be Made


“Lightfinder” by Aaron Paquette: Comparisons Will Inevitably Be Made

Aaron Paquette:

John Richardson is an artist I admire. He has the heartbeat and pulse of the arts scene in Edmonton and his work is always thoughtful, clever, deeply intelligent and of course, beautiful. He has made art not only his profession, but his life. He is an incredible father.

He also knows how to write, and to my utter astonishment and gratitude, he has chosen to spend some of that on…

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"Lightfinder" by Aaron Paquette: Comparisons Will Inevitably Be Made


John Richardson is an artist I admire. He has the heartbeat and pulse of the arts scene in Edmonton and his work is always thoughtful, clever, deeply intelligent and of course, beautiful. He has made art not only his profession, but his life. He is an incredible father.

He also knows how to write, and to my utter astonishment and gratitude, he has chosen to spend some of that on my little book, Lightfinder.

And so, an excerpt and a link:

"Lightfinder by artist Aaron Paquette is a stunning debut novel, an enthralling first instalment of what promises to be an exciting series of novels for young adults (and all sorts of other readers). Comparisons will inevitably be made (I’ll do it myself in a moment), but unlike authors of some of the popular novel series for young adults of the recent and not-so-recent past, Paquette has firmly rooted the adventure in our real world: no Ministry of Magic, no post-Apocalyptic Panem, and although there are magical journeys, they are not to some aborted Medievalist fantasy called Narnia or anything else. Lightfinder is an adventure in the landscape and geography – and political economy – of Canada – specifically Alberta – today."

Explosions!

A man flew a drone right through a live fireworks display. It’s incredibly beautiful. I just think it’s amazing his camera didn’t get hit!

They All Lead Back Home


They All Lead Back Home

It’s okay to have opinions, to have frustrations, to be human. It’s even okay to express those things from time to time!

Too often you will find people so desperate to be on the Right Path that they will pretend they don’t have these feelings, or if they do that it is somehow a failing, or shameful in some way.

In fact, they may take time out to compassionately fill you in on the failings they…

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I Just About Had an Art Attack - 3 June Projects


I Just About Had an Art Attack – 3 June Projects

If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, head down to the Works! It wraps up tomorrow, so time is running out quick! This is in Edmonton, Alberta, so it may not be feasible for you, but if you’re in town, definitely stop by.

I have two ‘works’ running.

The first is an installation in the basement of the Stanley Milner Library.

“Four Paths, Many Directions”

It’s the four paintings pictured…

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This Commercial Sums it Up Pretty Nicely - Proud To Be


This Commercial Sums it Up Pretty Nicely – Proud To Be

Unless you’ve been living under an old Windows 95 PC you’ve likely seen the debate online:

Change the Mascot

It’s an effort of nations, individuals and organizations to update the attitude directed toward Indigenous people as somehow being spiritual and economic property fit for exploitation.

Most famous in this effort is the controversy surrounding the NFL team “Washington Redskins” name and…

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Like Nothing You’ve Read Before - Lightfinder


Like Nothing You’ve Read Before – Lightfinder

Well, the three and a half year journey is almost done.

My debut novel, ‘Lightfinder’ releases worldwide on June 16, 2014 through Kegedonce Press

You’re going love this book.

It’s like nothing you’ve ever read before.

What starts out quietly, ends in a place you wouldn’t believe.

And it’s only the start.

What if you could see the living world in a way you never expected?
What if you could see the…

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Time is Running Out. Make it Count.


Time is Running Out. Make it Count.

Keep doing what you’re doing and commit to life.

Commit to it. Choose it. We convince ourselves there will always be tomorrow, an unending line of days. But of course, that’s simply not true. We don’t know when our time will come, when our last day arrives. So waste less time.

Live.

Commit to life.

If I could, I would reach into the very heart of you and fill you with urgency. Fill you with…

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