Why don’t Canadians cycle in winter?

Because it's bloody freezing cold, that's why... There are hardier folk than me who cycle all year round, but they are taking risks. While Edmonton has made some improvements over the years, there is still a lack of practical, continuous cycle paths that are maintained throughout the winter. Riding on our roads is hazardous even... Continue Reading →

Elizabeth Throckmorton

Elizabeth Throckmorton, Canoness of the Order of the Dames Augustines Anglaises, 1729. Oil on canvas, 82 x 66 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.. I first came across this image on a YouTube video featuring Vivaldi's Filiae maestae Jerusalem. As magnificent as the music was, I found I was distracted by the face of this woman, peering... Continue Reading →

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