Category Archives: community

Waldo found: the man beneath the tuque

Last Friday after an early-evening coffee, Brohemus and I wandered into the public square uptown as we’ve been known to do. Here we found my friend and City of Waterloo’s Festival and Events Specialist, Mr. Josh Bean. Josh programs the … Continue reading

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Inside The Working Centre: toward understanding

Sometimes I take very few photos so that I can listen better. And sometimes I need to ponder at some length what I have heard and experienced. This story emerges from a confluence of those conditions. Here’s the preface: There … Continue reading

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A thank you that reaffirmed my work

Every once in a while, I get a thank you, so heartfelt that it stops me in my tracks and makes me remember why I started makebright back in 2010: to contribute something positive to the community, to have made … Continue reading

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1shot #263-Rejoice Waterloo: pavement markings on King St S

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Pavement markings are sparkling in the morning light on King Street South at Allen. This makes me disproportionately happy. Excelsior! Uptown, this is Waterloo. DW

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On risk…

I’ve been thinking about this photo for six weeks since I shot it on King Street near Erb. Someone’s bike, stripped to the nuts, still chained to a construction fence. My first reaction was anger: “Who does this?” For a … Continue reading

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Connect squared

Josh Bean (left) recently joined Waterloo’s Arts & Culture team. I met him through Jonathan Massimi, and considering they are both social activators coming out of Brantford, perhaps we should look to our southern neighbour and ask if they have … Continue reading

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Got square?

The public square is the heart of any city. It’s the IRL gathering place. I have long loved Kitchener’s square, connected as it is to City Hall: the building for the people. I’m getting to like and know better Cambridge’s … Continue reading

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Blacksmiths forge poppies for Ypres

My very good friend Sandra Dunn is one of 12 international blacksmiths invited to create a panel for a World War I Cenotaph in Ypres, Belgium. In September, Sandra will lead a team of six blacksmiths in Ypres to build … Continue reading

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OWNIT… Exactly! DTK mag is out

I don’t cover conflict zones. I cover neither crime, nor corruption. I cover community building. That’s my jam. And to that end, I was super-delighted to contribute again to the second edition of the Downtown Kitchener BIA’s magazine OWNIT. Hearing … Continue reading

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HackerNest: devs + beer + different companies

Last night was another great meetup of HackerNest KW, this time at BuildDirect in the graduator. I think this is the third one I’ve attended and I gotta say that this crowd is out to meet people. Super-friendly introductions all … Continue reading

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