Monthly Archives: April 2012

Coming soon to a doctor’s waiting room near you….

My profile of Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi appears in the May issue of Reader’s Digest Canada (and online here.) Kudos to the folks at RD for a great cover.

April 15

Anne Paq’s photos of the Wall

Active Stills is hosting a great series of images of the West Bank Wall by photographer Anne Paq. Many of the photos are of the Wall at Jayyous and Qalqilya, two Palestinian towns that feature prominently in my chapter about the Wall. I especially like the images of IDF soldiers posing for photographs in front […]

April 08

“A Story of Bread and Love”

I’m a couple of days late on this, but my story about Calgary Italian Bakery – and the charming Bontorin family who operate it – appeared in Friday’s Swerve Magazine. Luigi Bontorin came to Calgary in the 1950s, married his landlady’s daughter, and the two of them founded the business in 1962. Now, a half […]

Wall Construction Nearly Complete

My book on walls is, for the most part, complete. I handed in my final draft a few weeks back and the manuscript is now in the able hands of a copy editor. After four years of travel, research and writing, I feel altogether strange about this project being finished. I’ve slowly removed my travel […]