Tags: toronto

Haunted Hotels and Motels: Why are they so haunted?

October 6th, 2015
The season premiere of American Horror Story: Hotel is set to debut shortly and with the question of why hotels, motels, and inns factor into horror fiction and real life ghost encounters was recently posed to me by a reporter for the National Post. I t… more »

Colouring Books As Therapy

September 28th, 2015
This past June I wrote about a terrific local artist I met at the NA-ME-RES Summer Solstice pow-wow at Fort York. Raven Crow has developed a series of coloring books that are based on her artwork that she used as a form of therapy in her recovery from a… more »

Gartenzwerge and the Disappearance of Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

July 7th, 2015
Garden dwarfs or gnomes originated in 19th-century Germany, where they became known as Gartenzwerge. My neighbour is quite fond of them.  GNOME, n. In North-European mythology, a dwarfish imp inhabiting the interior parts of the earth and… more »

National Aboriginal Day & Colouring Books

June 30th, 2015
The Sunday before last I did a little time travelling (re-enacting) to the early 19th century with Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation I was volunteering at Fort York, Toronto for the 2015 NA-ME-RES 14th annual traditional pow-wow and celebratin… more »

Lavender and Practical Magic

June 26th, 2015
I'm not certain what this flower is? I photographed it yesterday during my evening hike, but have no idea what it is. Its pretty colour is certainly reminiscent of lavender do you think? more »

Pond Life

May 5th, 2015
Some of the critters that call High Park, and surrounding ponds their home.                   The Wendigo Pond is named after nearby the Wendigo Way, which is a quiet residential street. Both names refer to a very scary aboriginal myth of a mo… more »

Fairytale in the city

April 7th, 2015
I love this mural located near the intersection of Bloor and Dundas West. Such a great little neighbourhood. more »

And The Light Beckons

January 27th, 2015
This image reminds me of the informal experiments I conducted on myself in 2010 using a psychomanteumsimilar in design to Dr Raymond Moody. My experiments were not published online, but for those interested in oracles, divination, and Moody's work you c… more »