Month: August 2021

The Art History

Taking one look at the transcript for my four-year Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in History, there are definitely some interesting courses that helped me earn it: 

  • Forestry 100
  • Computer Science 100
  • Educational Psychology 120
  • Latin America Studies 342 (a personal favorite to this day)

My course selection certainly exploited the “liberal” in the liberal Arts degree. 

Yet, if you look slightly closer, you’ll unearth a gem of a course called Art History 100. A rare gem indeed.

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The Kitchen Table

“Yeah, they’re cute and fun,” my wife, the artist, told me a few weeks ago, “but they sell.”

When I realized she wasn’t talking about Cabbage Patch Kids, she continued her detailed and passionate explanation. 

“People love them,” she added, “and they’re collectible too.”

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The Golden Paint

Before the pandemic struck, I was planning a yet-to-be-taken family vacation to Boston. 

I planned to fly us to southwestern Ontario to visit family before driving to Boston. On the return trip, we would stop at Cooperstown in upstate New York, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame (American).

This trip would have been an incredible once-in-a-lifetime chance for my son and I to visit the hallowed halls that enshrine the best players, managers, umpires, and pioneers of the sport we both love.

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