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Monthly arts crawl–tomorrow in Hamilton

Where does the time go and why am I not getting to the ever-awesome Hamilton more frequently? It’s been two years since I hit the gigantic TH&B United show up at The Cotton Factory on Sherman. And two and a … Continue reading

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Nader: it takes less than 1% of the people to make change

I drove to Brantford last night on a solo trip to hear consumer advocate legend Ralph Nader speak about corporate corruption. Shout out to Laurier for making that happen and making it freely available to the community. The TL;DR: it … Continue reading

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1shot #264-Centre stage

With only a single floor lamp on stage and an empty house, I thought of every Fellini movie I’ve ever seen. Thanks to Adam Qualter and Debbie Currie for a peek on stage at Centre In The Square. At Queen … Continue reading

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Lover of cover (band)

My Labour Day weekend included a fun fieldtrip to see a friend’s cover band: Heintz 57 & The Wailing Whippets. Here’s Chris Mintz, James Gilbrook and Steve Sattler turning out set after set on Saturday night. These guys are really … Continue reading

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The further rise of hardware–Catalyst in Kitchener

It was a frosty day in January, earlier this year, that I got to take a tour of the proposed Catalyst 137 “smart manufacturing” space on Glasgow. I’d call it a hardware incubator, but the size (465k sqft) and ambitious … Continue reading

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Hair at KW Little Theatre

On Thursday, I went to the KW Little Theatre on Princess Street in Waterloo for the first time. Y’all know I try my best to experience as broad a cultural array as possible, so it surprised even me that I … Continue reading

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Four of the many Waterloo Region breweries

The email in early April offered an “invite for you and a guest to our Media Exclusive launch and tour happening on May 1st.”  Brew Donkey brew-tour + beer delivery service is apparently coming to WR in June. Owner/operator Brad … Continue reading

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UW Software Eng students pay it forward

On this St Patrick’s Day, when community leaders are beseeching local university students to be respectful and “stay golden” as they party in the streets, I’ve got a good news story for you of the thoughtfulness and generosity of some … Continue reading

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Seth says: do the work you want to do

My good friend Jon Johnson of Bearface Design organized a Monday movie series at The Princess themed around design. Last week, he arranged to show the biographical documentary “Seth’s Dominion”. The eponymous Seth (above) is an extremely talented and thoughtful … Continue reading

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More local makers-Etsy Made in Canada WR v2.0

Chalk up another makerly weekend in Waterloo Region! After a breakfast meeting with my pal Stephen Preece at Mel’s, I said hey I’m going to this thing called Etsy: Made in Canada. I shot it last year when it was … Continue reading

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