Category: Editorial

a matter of identity

I was interviewed the other day and among the questions were two that spoke to the issue of identity. The questions struck me as...

memories of my mother

When I took over as English editor of The Bulletin almost 19 years ago in the fall of 1993 my mother Fumiko Greenaway was...

weighty issues

Regular (and discerning) Bulletin readers will notice an unusual heft to this issue. While some of this can be attributed to some weighty content,...

Lives not lost, but remembered

This month we say goodbye to Gordon Hirabayashi, who passed away on January 2nd in Edmonton at the age of 93 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. I met Gordon only once, briefly. It was back in the late eighties, and I was travelling through Edmonton with Kokoro Dance, a dance company co-founded by Gordon’s son Jay.

3 [ haiku to remember

beneath bare branches bagpipe and bugle, forlorn bracket the silence half circle of faces hands in pockets, cenotaph stands at attention scattering of red...

Editorial

Kirsten McAllister, this month’s community profile subject, has spent much of her adult life exploring the landscape, or terrain, of memory. It’s not always...

Editorial

Shorter days, longer nights The other day a brand new reusable lunch bag appeared on our kitchen counter. Despite the fact that it’s an...

Editorial

This year the Powell Street Festival celebrates its 35th Anniversary. Given the fact that Vancouver is marking its 125th Anniversary this year, it may...

Walking Powell Street

I know people who have a strong emotional attachment to their childhood home. It was the place where they were born and raised; the...

The inter-racial divide

When our two girls were in elementary school, I walked them to school every day and felt pretty connected to the school culture. Even...

Forging new bonds

In 1945 Hugh MacLennan wrote a novel, Two Solitudes, whose protagonist, a fictional character named Paul Tallard, struggles to reconcile the differences between his...