Friday Finds #4


HAPPY NEW YEAR! I know, I know. I am a little late in my greeting. January 2018 started with illness, not my own, my husband. Worse than man flu. He was proper poorly; laid up in bed and a trip to the doctor poorly. Ten days of antibiotics later and he is back at work. Which means I can resume my daily routine which was interrupted by his slightly obsessive watching of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld.

Of course, I just had to watch it too.

If I was to recommend one episode it would be Seinfeld’s chat with Sarah Silverman. She speaks poignantly at one point about the show Real Housewives – “This is not acceptable behaviour. Young girls watch this. These are women totally defined by men or by money… Dear women of a certain age, your heartbreaking attempts to look younger is the reason your daughter doesn’t dream about her future. All they see is their mother putting all their self-worth on making a wrinkle go away.”  

This week’s collection of finds have a distinctly Canadian origin. I hope they are interesting.


I have a relatively recent reprint of Robert Frank’s The Americans, and it is certainly one of my favourite photography books. Now I’m living in Vancouver I’m intrigued by The Canadians released by Bone Idle, the new publishing arm of photography collections The Archive of Modern Conflict.


It took me some time to persuade my kids to watch this with me. Until I just said, I’m watching this. And then, as always, they became immersed in the story. From what I understand the show is unlike the book of its inspiration, Anne of Green Gables (one of my Mum’s childhood favourites). It is darker in tone and has a contemporary air maybe to reflect a contemporary audience. In this review, the writer is not keen on its direction. Each to their own.


  • Marc Mayer, Director of the National Gallery of Canada discusses common fallacies (in his opinion) that people have about art. Would you agree or not with his thoughts? I most definitely agree with his opinion that art is not a luxury.


I visited this new photography gallery down at Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver just last week. A beautiful, light and airy space, I am very excited to have a contemporary photography gallery to visit so close to where I live. The first exhibition is a collection of images, film and First Nation textiles, informed and inspired by the forest, shores and social history of North Vancouver.

The featured image shows The Butcher’s Apron by Myfanwy MacLeod, 2017.

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