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Love Challenge

As William Wordsworth once wrote: “To begin, begin.” Truer words were never spoken. One of my trusted friends is the supremely talented writer, columnist, and wellness expressionist, Tammy T. Stone. A Canadian living in Japan, we often commiserate about the teachings we experience in life. One night while chatting, she gifted me with these words, which, […]

Count Your Blessings

MTCD wishes you season’s greetings and happy “holy daze,” as Mary Margaret O’Hara calls it. 20 years ago, the seasonal music album Count Your Blessings was released on compact disc. I used to see it all the time at Sam The Record Man, and was really enchanted by the idea of Jane Siberry, Rebecca Jenkins, […]

Alex Pangman: An Appreciation

It was on the tiny yet always full dance floor at the revered Reservoir Lounge in early 1999 that this beautiful and energetic strawberry blonde, wearing a timelessly stylish red and white checkered dress, walked right up to me and, in a commanding, confident, yet strikingly lyrical voice, introduced herself. “Hi! I’m Alex Pangman. You sure can […]

Frankie 100: Frankie Manning Centennial Post Office Installation

    In spring 2014, Mandi Gould, a longtime friend, and one of several key figures in the now legendary late 1990s “second wave” Lindy Hop revival in Toronto, put out a request online for assistance with Frankie 100: Frankie Manning Centennial Celebration, a massive event endeavour she was project managing for the Frankie Manning Foundation, whose mission is […]

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