Category: Editorial

a time to celebrate

So long ago – We lived inside that glory, local stars we were, shooting through the unseen dark fear clouds massing out beyond the...

Storyweaving

When a war between nations is lost The loser we know pays the cost But even when Germany fell to your hands Consider dear...

a vote for democracy

Given the lengths that previously-disenfranchised groups of people in Canada have gone through to get the right to vote, you’d think more people would cherish the right to have a say in who runs their city, their province and their country.

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...