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Relocating Newfoundland Outports

Dr. Jeff A. Webb is a professor in the Department of History at Memorial University and author of Observing the Outports: Describing Newfoundland Culture, 1950-1980. I interviewed Dr. Webb for the January 2018 issue of Downhome Magazine (see “Abandoned Architecture As Art: Newfoundland Resettlement In Photographs”). This is our full edited interview. Q. What were […]

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Art Gallery

Features my artwork from 2015+, including works painted with and under the guidance of Canadian landscape painter, Gordon Harrison and one painted under the guidance of Canadian painter, Rosemary Leach.

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Dory Stories

My father told me about the one-room variety school he and my uncles attended in Little Bay East, Newfoundland. The community didn’t have an adequate number of students to accommodate separate classes. So, the school children up to grade five shared their own classroom, while the preteens and teens from grade six onwards shared their […]

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IF POP COULD READ THIS NOW: LITERACY LESSONS FOR NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

The spring 2018 issue of Maisonneuve magazine includes my story called “Letters from Pop.” In this reported feature, I explore a legacy of low adult literacy in my home province of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). There, people traditionally learned their skills on the land and the sea more so than in the formal classroom. For […]

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In Gros Morne National Park: “Leave only footprints, take only pictures, and kill only time”

In Gros Morne National Park, these words are sacred: “Leave only footprints, take only pictures, and kill only time.” Plan on doing a lot of each of those things when you visit. There are countless lists of must-dos, must-sees, must-stays for the area, but let me tell you about one must item on my list, […]

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Book Review: Alan Doyle’s Where I Belong (2014) & A Newfoundlander in Canada (2017)

How would you like to take a cross-Canada tour on a band van with running commentary from a prominent Newfoundlander? I promise it will be a laugh-out-loud journey not to mention an entirely unique way to discover (or rediscover) this country. Last month I had the chance to meet musician, actor and author Alan Doyle […]

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Pangnirtung, Nunavut: A Painted Landscape Scene in the Canadian Arctic

My latest landscape painting took me to the Hamlet of Pangnirtung | ᕼᐋᒻᒪᓚᒃᑯᓐᓄ ᐸᖕᓂᕐᑑᒥ (in Inuktitut). Pangnirtung is located on Baffin Island in Nunavut, Canada, some 300km northeast of Iqaluit, the territory’s capital. I’ve never set foot there. The photo inspiration for this piece was taken by a friend and colleague who travelled throughout Canada’s youngest territory […]

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