Potter & Clay, Jaylene Johnson CD Release

Potter & Clay is the latest release by Winnipeg artist Jaylene Johnson. Last night I attended the CD release concert at St. Margaret’s. My familiarity with Johnson’s music is fairly limited. After last night I will be listening to it a whole lot more. Not only is Potter & Clay musically satisfying, it reaches deep into the …

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Sam’s Place – Gathering Spot

This post is only a couple of years old, but Sam’s Place has undergone renovations since I wrote this review. Last year I wrote about my favourite cookbook, More with Less. A Mennonite cookbook it contains many great recipes along with displaying a concern for using earth’s resources well. Combining good food and social concern …

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I Will Not Be Shaken – Bell, Howison

Tuesday, following my supper at Cafe D’Amour, I headed over to McNally Robinson for a book launch. Steve Bell Juno Award winning singer-songwriter and Jamie Howison priest and writer, were debuting their collaborative effort, I Will Not Be Shaken: A Songwriter’s Journey Through the Psalms. Howison is priest at St. Benedict’s Table and has written extensively. Two books …

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Jazz Lab Plus Aaron Shorr Quartet

Jazz Lab show at the Free Press News Cafe

I’m on holiday this week. The main reason I did this was to take in more of Jazz Winnipeg Festival than I generally do. I got off to a good start on the opening Thursday night. The rest of my first holiday weekend ended up filling up rather quickly. In the end I only caught …

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The Meal Jesus Gave Us (Holy Communion)

A few weeks ago I sent out a request, via Twitter and Facebook for books on the Eucharist.  In particular, I was hoping to find ones that dealt with the subject of the Eucharist in the terms of a meal.  Among the suggestions I received was Tom Wright’s The Meal Jesus Gave Us: Understanding Holy Communion.  …

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