Tag Archives: joy

A Passion for Design

In the 1990’s, when I was a dance videographer, I first knew Ainslie Cyopik as a sought-after dancer in Vancouver. A number of years later, I witnessed her retirement from professional dance and her beginnings as she started a small …

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Doing What You Love

Below is an excerpt posted from the delightful newsletter I receive each Sunday from Brainpickings Weekly: “There is an ugliness in being paid for work one does not like,” Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary in 1941. Indeed, finding a …

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Passion and Work

My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme, published by Alfred A. Knopf I waited six weeks to receive an email from the Vancouver Public Library that the book I had reserved was waiting for me at my …

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Passion and Work

My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme, published by Alfred A. Knopf I waited six weeks to receive an email from the Vancouver Public Library that the book I had reserved was waiting for me at my …

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The illustrated woman

In her heart-warming book, The Principles of Uncertainty, Maira Kalman reveals emotional depth and a quirky wit. In an excerpt posted on the New York times website, she suggests ways to ponder the pursuit of happiness. An illustrator, author, and designer, Kalman is …

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Half-empty, or half-full?

  Fed up with the doom and gloom about the recession, global warming, and rising terrorism? Since they probably aren’t going to go away, perhaps you should read  The Optimist, a new book by Laurence Shorter.  Over three years, he …

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments