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Star Trek and Ab Fab return with new episodes and Captain Fantastic tries parenting

And there’s more: a new Ice Age, Yo Yo Ma in a documentary, scares with Lights Out and a Canadian award winner, Closet Monster

Seed, Feed, Weed, Lead - an approach to cultivate creativity, vitality, and resilience in your company

If you want to develop a creative team that is going to adapt and really make things happen, then try Seed, Feed, Weed, Lead as an approach.  With Seed, Feed, Weed, Lead, the leader remains...

Postscript on wild huckleberry ice cream

They say too many cooks spoil the soup, and I’m sure that must be true in general.  When Lucretia and I cook together, one of us is always the executive chef (and guess who that usually is) and...

Spark creativity by taking risks and practicing craft

Over the past few months, I've traveled to a handful of cities and read multi-disciplinary artist David Byrne's charming discourse about urban planning and culture from the seat of a bike called...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year. It has been a wonderful year of sculpting here on Quadra Island, a wonderful year of exhibiting my work in the city, and a wonderful year of reflecting on various kinds of things and

Studio Notes

Last week in the studio, we could see the agitation in Burrard Inlet. Large, rolling waves washed up all sorts of debris; the sky changed rapidly—rain coming, for sure.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

"I almost fainted on my way home from the bus and my stomach really hurts," Son Number One said.  Then he collapsed onto his bed.  "Nice to meet you H1N1," I thought, recognizing all the...