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SPAM for Tod »

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Listening to music – thinking of you »

I remember where i came from There were burning buildings and a fiery red sea I remember all my lovers I remember how they held me World without end remember me. East. the edge of the world. West. those who came before me. When my father died we put him in the ground When my […]

Painting and Embroidery »

My Canadian friend Tod is quite opposite to our babushka though he is not a young person either. He does what he can and does not doubt much about his actions like babushka, who  always grieves that she said or did something wrong and tears out her hair distressed with what others will think or […]

strathcona memories »

i remember Tod as the very committed photographer who made so many excellent portraits for Opening Doors, the oral history that Carole Itter & i put together for Strathcona, the neighbourhood  that your family lived in for so many years.  whenever i walk past the co-op on Union St. i still think of Tod & […]

Souvenirs »

Scanning some of my father’s photographs and posting them on this site, I am struck by the quality of the family photographs that he took as we were growing up. We always had three or four photo albums in the living room. They contained photos of our parents’ life before kids (inconceivable to us kids […]

Nelson Visit »

Amy and I drove to Nelson on November 7, two weeks after papa passed away. We ate and drank and talked. And laughed. Sitting in my parent’s place, surrounded by my father’s work–his furniture, his art, his minutiae–I decided to build this website. He and I talked about websites sometimes and he experimented with blogging […]

Obit »

Palatino »

Tod had a fondness for the Palatino typeface. He would occasionally use another font for effect, for a headline perhaps, but for most applications he couldn’t understand why anyone would use anything else. He would sometimes comment favourably on one of my cover designs for The Bulletin, but would often temper his praise with a […]