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Last-Minute Gift Idea: Tickets for Seana McKenna in Medea!

     You can’t go wrong by giving the experience of seeing Seana McKenna in Medea at the Canon Theatre in Toronto from Jan. 7 to Feb. 8. Seana is among the finest actors in Canada today, and Medea is one of the performances of a lifetime. If you enjoy thought-provoking theatre instead of mindless fun
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Smashing Photographer Mike Davis at Egg Nog Jog

     Mike Davis is a smashing photographer who does almost anything to take great photographs, but on Sunday he went too far. He had been asked to photograph the annual Egg Nog Jog at Terra Cotta Conservation Area, and he was set to catch the runners leaving the start line. Either they were faster than
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Independent Publishers Association and Other Groups Meet to Munch

     Community groups are holding dinner parties these days, and Mike & I have gone to several of them recently. The Independent Publishers Association of Ontario (IPAO) hosted dinner at No Regrets in downtown Toronto. IPAO is a group for magazine publishers who are independent instead of with large media corporations. IPAO members seem to
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Putting Lion’s Head On The Map

     As we were distributing the December issue, one of our regular advertisers told us that they had already had a call from someone asking if the next issue was in yet. How great is that? This proves that people are drawn to our advertisers’ facilities in part because of our magazine. That is the
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Do Independents Matter?

     Today I’m giving space for Canadian Booksellers Association (CBA) to promote their new marketing program called Independents Matter. I have been writing for their association magazine for decades (yikes!) and I love books, so I’m happy to step back and let them take a posting on this blog. Here’s what they say:      Tapping
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Michael Dennis: My Lawn is Available for Your Sculpture

     Co-publisher Mike Davis and I were invited to the opening reception at Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) of their Winter Earth Art exhibition. Environmental art installations by international and Canadian artists are available to explore indoors in the RBG Centre until Jan. 18. The artists were also at the opening and big TV cameras were everywhere as
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Sandra Shamas Still at her Wit’s End

     Yesterday Mike and I went with another couple to see Sandra Shama [Dec.5: my sister wants me to correct this typo in Shamas’ name!] in a workshop production of her new show, “Wit’s End III: LOVE LIFE.” The audience was 95 per cent female, which made Mike and Steve nervous. “What are we getting
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Shameless Name Dropping

     Thanks to LinkedIn, I recently reconnected with a university friend. I sent him a copy of Escarpment Views and he sent me his response. When I asked, he gave permission to post his comments. In part, he wrote “The magazine looks great. I always loved the escarpment. Once a year or so our folks
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Catch-up of Mentions of Escarpment Views

     If this bog had been active earlier, I would have pointed readers to a couple or three interesting mentions of Escarpment Views. One is on the blog of writer Jennifer Smith who lives in Milton (or Sprawlville as she calls it?). Last spring she wrote  of “something wonderful” that she first read about in
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Small Towns Offer Big Pleasure

     We’ve had a couple of interesting responses to our fall issue recently. Benitta Wilcox, the Erin textile artist whose treasure-filled garden is featured on the cover, reports that she received many favourable comments about the article and was recognized because of it by a woman in Brampton.      In addition, our readers and viewers
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