Today’s Top Story – My Heart Torn Apart – George Froehlich’s Personal Essay On Humoldt, A Video Tribute – Canada’s Olympic Star Patrick Chan Retires, Delish Skirt Steak Tacos, Why Are People Paying A Fortune For Golf Carts?


Cool Conversations
With George Froehlich
Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Good morning :
WE ARE SORRY – YESTERDAY’S NEWSLETTER WAS DELIVERED LATE. BUT IT WAS OUT OF OUR CONTROL. OUR SERVICE PROVIDER HAD A PROBLEM WITH THEIR WEBSITE.
—Delish. I love tacos and these call for a cheap cut of steak and a few spices
—Who knew. Every two weeks one of the world’s languages dies. And now someone is doing something about it.
—Amazing and weird. But an item about cardboard and its endless uses I found fascinating and interesting.

George Froehlich
Editor
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THE HUMOLDT TRAGEDY – A PERSONAL ESSAY – TOUCHING OUR HEART, SEARING OUR SOULS

THE STORY

There are times.
There are events.
They are world wide.
They define us as humans.
They touch our souls.
And collectively we mourn, we relate and we act.
The horrific bus crash in Saskatchewan – mainly killing young
hockey players, brought it all home.
Brought it all together.
Our hearts were shattered.
And as a nation we mourned.
But we were not alone.
People all over the world felt our anguish and our sorrow.
And in today’s divided world that is rare.
We all could relate, in an anguished way, the sorrow, the grief and pain the parents, friends and relatives, faced.
Their suffering was our suffering.
The young deaths reminded us of lives unfulfilled.
Dreams unfulfilled.
And we reacted with kindness, depth of passion, something that rarely happens these days.
People from all over the world donated; more than $13.7 million to help the families, the survivors of the crash.
It was an outpouring of a collective grief that touched our very being, a searing pain, touching our hearts, our souls.
We wept along with the survivors, the families, and the people of Humboldt.
And now, slowly but surely, the healing begins.
It will take time and in time our hearts will heal. Our souls refreshed.
But our memories will never forget.

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LUKE MARSTON – YOUNG MAJOR COAST SALISH ARTIST ON THE PATH TO INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION , HIS STRIKING, PHENOMENAL AND EXQUISITE WORKS ARE ROOTED IN THE TRADITION AND HISTORY OF HIS PEOPLE, HIS ARTIST PATH STARTED AT AGE 12 AND AT AGE 18 HE HAD SOME OF THE MOST RENOWNED NORTHWEST COAST CARVERS TEACH HIM THE ART OF CARVING
Luke Marston’s journey as an artist is deeply rooted in his family.
And today at age 41 he already is receiving recognition for his works that other major carvers only achieved at a much older age.
He was born on Vancouver Island to carvers Jane and David Marston. He worked first with Coast Salish Master Carver Simon Charlie, followed by five years at the Royal British Columbia Museum’s Thunderbird Park. For over a decade, he has exhibited at Alcheringa Gallery (Victoria) and the Inuit Gallery (Vancouver). He’s also exhibited in the United States and
Japan, and has received commissions from the Canadian Government, the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and the Nanaimo Airport.
In 2010, Luke was commissioned to complete a Healing Bentwood Box for the National Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This large cedar chest now travels throughout Canada as a symbol of healing for First Nation peoples across the country.
Luke Marston graciously accepted the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award in 2012 in recognition of his contribution to the arts.
In the Spring of 2015, Luke Marston unveiled five years of hard work and determination in his feature piece at Brochton Point in Stanley Park,Vancouver, BC. This international project was inspired by Luke’s Coast Salish and Porteguese ancestors and is a 17 foot bronzed sculpture integrating traditional Coast Salish carving casted in bronze and surrounded in a mosaic created of stone from Portugal. This sculpture is known as Shore to Shore and more detailed information can be found at www.shoretoshore.ca.
In this edition of Cool Conversations Luke talked to George Froehlich about:
How art is a way of life for him. Often, even at the breakfast table, he thinks about a new project and what he can do with it.
He has been around art all of his life – it started when he age 12 and he began making model canoes and canes.
Why his art is deeply rooted in Coast Salish history.
Why Northwest Coast art has the potential to become the number one art form in the world.
What inspires him.
The success that many Northwest Coast artists are having is rubbing off on the younger generation.
Why he loves teaching art to young children,
How his young daughters began carving at age 5.
Making money from his art is not his driving factor.
What is the key to his success.

FIRST NATIONS TELL TRUDEAU HE HAS NO AUTHORITY TO HAVE THE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE BUILT

The Trans Mountain pipeline wars are heating up.
Alberta and Saskatchewan will have the power to curb oil, natural gas and gasoline destined for B.C. and if that happens B.C. will take the two provinces to court.
Meanwhile, First Nations are challenging Ottawa’s authority.

LIBERALS REBOUND FROM PREVIOUS POLL SLUMP

Canadians have changed their minds about the Trudeau government.
The latest poll shows they are are number one once again.
But it’s not all roses.

CANADIAN ICON – FIGURE SKATER PATRICK CHAN RETIRES

Patrick Chan captured the imagination of many Canadians during his many Olympic performances.
But now the multi-medal is calling it quits.

 

CANADIAN BISHOPS OPPOSED TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CALLING FOR THE POPE TO ISSUE AN APOLOGY

Canada’s bishops are opposed to the idea of the federal government requesting an apology in the way First Nations children were treated in Canada’s residential schools.

HUGE DEMAND FOR GOLF CARTS IN HONG KONG – OUTRAGEOUS PRICES – THEY COST MORE THAN PORSCHES AND TESLAS

The lowly golf cart in Hong Kong is the latest toy for many of its wealthy residents.
And people are willing to pay a small fortune for them.

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