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To Infinity, and the Bus!

From the moment she could talk, our daughter was telling us how she was going to take the “Big kid bus”  on her first day of school. At first, she’d surf along the back of our sofa, peer out our front window, and point at it with a near-toothless grin. “Bus! Bus!” she’d call out…

Leaping Peacefully, Eternally

Just when I thought this contest couldn’t be any more fun or get any better–it just did. Two more entries arrived in my inbox this weekend, and they’re from a friend I’ve never met in my home town of Ottawa, Ontario! Yay, Ottawa! Writes artist Ieneke Jansen, “I am a self-taught artist who was born…

Leaping at the Lake

I’ve always believed that art inspires art, and here’s a beautiful example of that. These two photos, the latest entries for my By Leaps and Bounds Photo Contest, were taken by artist Tracey Riddell-Ireland at Bennett Lake, Ontario. “I once said that I found your work to be inspirational,” she writes. “These two photos represent…

Don’t Leap!

This is about the only time I’d ever say that–as the author of a book titled, ‘Leap,’ I’d say I’m a pretty big fan of jumping in and going for it. But “Don’t Leap!” is definitely the appropriate title for the latest entry in my “By Leaps and Bounds” Photo Contest. This photo was taken…

‘Leap’ by Heather Grace Stewart “engages, entertains, enlivens.”

‘Leap by Heather Grace Stewart (ISBN 978-0-557-29619-4) Review by UK Poet Tom Phillips (Various Artists) Following on from 2008’s Where the Butterflies Go and to some extent picking up some of the threads and moods from that collection (and, indeed, the odd poem, such as the elegantly fragile ‘Forecast’, itself now cast in a new…