Author Archives: Keira McPhee

Neighbourhood blogging

I had the delightful experience this summer of working with 3 brand new bloggers at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House. We gathered for 1.5 hr on Monday mornings for 3 weeks to talk about sharing on the web and learning the … Continue reading

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Walking in Hastings Sunrise

A couple of weeks ago I was walking my dog Dexter late at night. We walked up to Hastings Street so I could drop off some library books at the Hastings branch (not overdue for once). We continued west to … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood dreams: collage into blog

The premise of this intro blogging workshop: we will make some art, create links between our work and comment on each other’s work. The joyful and creative family programs staff at Frog Hollow link people to each other everyday. They … Continue reading

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Soul Sister Stories

What happens when you bring a group of parents and young children together on a sunny autumn day, in a beautiful and wild school garden to sew and craft together? Stories get told. The Soul Sister Story Party was just … Continue reading

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Headlines Theatre- Us and Them

Headlines Theatre’s 30th Anniversary Production:  Us and Them will perform at The Cultch (1895 Venables St, wheelchair accessible venue) from Oct 21 – Nov 12, 2011. Headlines Theatre takes the blending of personal storytelling and physical image-based theatre to a new level … Continue reading

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A History of Growing- by Megan Adam

I met Megan in her beautiful garden this summer on a gorgeous day in July. She’s someone I “knew” through her blog She’s a maker and a gardener, organizes for her community and shares what she learns in many ways. … Continue reading

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The Soul Sister Story Party

You are warmly invited…   Download Party Invite as PDF    

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Creating with mom by Jacinda Oldale

My Mom was confident with a pencil cocked in her right hand. Equally at ease with a pen that ‘s fine tip flowed black ink. (To this day I feel drawing pens make for excellent writing pens- a ballpoint just … Continue reading

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At home faraway

I’ve been talking about the project with my son Harry. He’s 9 and a story-teller from way back. When he was a baby he chattered endlessly. Brian and I would smile at each other and wonder “Will he talk this … Continue reading

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The pink blanket

This story is part of the Caring Community project. When I think back to my childhood in the 1970’s I remember myself alone in a big backyard, snacking on tart red currants, smokey black currants, sour rhubarb and snap peas. … Continue reading

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