Monday, August 20, 2012

A new 'bi-weekly' MLH column & other freelance writing gigs

NB: My short story, 'The FROZEN GOOSE', was selected to be included 
in 'ENGRAVED: Canadian Short Stories of World War One', 
published by Seraphim Editions, of Woodstock.
Released in Oct 2014,  this story has now been made into a short film-
 #TheFrozenGoose. Now available on-line. 
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Published Stories by MLH
2012 
UPDATE: All former links to MLH stories on 'OurBurlington'
have been redirected to the re-named 'BURLINGTON GAZETTE'  front page.
To locate my following stories at that location, search via
'By Margaret Lindsay Holton' by-line. 

1. What's the Buzz? Tell me Whatsa happenin'
Title rewritten by blog editor.
Published in OurBurlington.org, March 8th, 2012

2. 'Lessons from Pre-Contact Culture: Cootes Paradise Revisited'
Published in Raise the Hammer, June 18th, 2012

3. 'A Customer Service Connundrum'
Published OurBurlington  August 3rd, 2012

4. 'Men Really are Wonderful, even when Proud, Stubborn & a little bit Pig-Headed'
Published OurBurlington. August, 2012

5. 'Burlington's Forgotten Pier' – Title changed by blog editor
Published OurBurlington:: September 4th

6. 'Help Wanted: Public Art Seeks Burlington  Imagination: Apply Elsewhere.'
Title changed by editor …
Published in OurBurlngton

7. 'In the Age of the Internet, is the Burlington Public Library a Luxury we can No Longer Afford?' – 
Title changed by editor …
Published: September 27th 

8. 'Riding Horses: Chomping at the Bit'  - No title change.
Published: Oct 12th , 2012 - OurBurlington

9. 'Pythons' Pit is Fishing for Your Good Ideas: Rewards Offered
Title changed by editor …  
Published: Oct 26th, 2012, Our Burlington

10. ‘Not all Soup Bowls are Created Equal’
Title changed by editor …
Published, November 13th, 2012 – OurBurlington

11. ‘Meetups Popping Up All around Burlington. Should City Hall host a‘Meetup?’
Title changed by editor – marginally. Editor failed to add supplied captions to images. sigh. 
… Published, Nov22nd, 2012 - Our Burlington

12. ‘The RBG hosts the “Mechanical Botanical” Exuberance of Paul Busse. All aboard!’
Editor goofed on placement of photos ... 
Published, Dec 5th  - OurBurlington.org 

13. It certainly is a ‘Merry Christmas!’ on the world wide web … 
Published OurBurlington.org. Dec. 20th, 2012

14. A quick dip in Lake Ontario at this time of year? Are you NUTS??? But, hey, Congrats!!    
Published OurBurlington.org, Dec 29th, 2012

2013

15.  'Burlington: Talking Turkey. Lots of Turkey. Really. I’m talking turkeys here … '
Title changed marginally ...
Published OurBurlington, Jan 14th

16. Don't miss the Winter Market @ TERRA Greenhouse in North Burlington
Published OurBurlington, Jan 29th

17. Local artist, Steve Pilcher, in line to win an Academy Award 
with fellow Pixar/Disney artists & animators 
Published, then deleted from OurBurlington, within a week.
(Editor wouldn't make necessary editorial changes as requested by Pixar)  Read it here: 
http://canadadaphotography.blogspot.ca/2013/02/local-artist-steve-pilcher-in-line-to.html  

18. Harold Sikkema - Trickster? or Master in the Making?
Published on CanadadaPhotography, February 2013
-http://canadadaphotography.blogspot.ca/2013/02/harold-sikkema-trickster-or-master-in.html 

19. 'Stephani Vegh: Beating a Dead Horse? Or, Emerging from an Academic Chrysalis?'
Published on CanadadaPHOTOGRAPHY, March 18th, 2013. 
http://canadadaphotography.blogspot.ca/2013/03/stephanie-vegh-beating-dead-horse-or.html

20. 'The Artful Craft of Public Speaking ... '
Published in Raise the Hammer,April 1st
 http://raisethehammer.org/article/1814/the_artful_craft_of_public_speaking
and BurlingtonBeat.ca -March 29th, 2013

21. 'Hamilton Beach Community Cleans Up Its Patch of Our Planet'
Published in Raise the Hammer, April 29th, 2013
 http://raisethehammer.org/article/1838  

22. 'Baranga's on the Beach: this ain't no beach side 'hut' ...
Published in Raise the Hammer, May 16th, 2013
 http://raisethehammer.org/article/1855/  

23. Tall Ships coming into Hamilton Harbour - Black & White Photography
Published in Raise the Hammer, June 28th, 2013
 http://raisethehammer.org/blog/2735
and, in part, in the Burlington Gazette (formerly OurBurlington) 

24. Hamilton's Historical Beacon: A Lighthouse Well Worth Saving
Published in Raise the Hammer, August 26th, 2013
http://raisethehammer.org/article/1938
The Lighthouse Digest of Maine, USA is also running a 
condensed version of this story in their November, print issue. 

25. A Picnic on the High Level Bridge? Do We Dare? 
Published in Raise the Hammer, November 2nd, 2013
http://raisethehammer.org/article/1997

26. Forget Santa. Slam Poetry is Coming to Town!
Published in Raise the Hammer, December 18th, 2013
http://raisethehammer.org/article/2034

2014 

27.   Believe it or not, a well-crafted knot could save your life. 
Published in Raise the Hammer, (with video) February 7th, 2014 

28. Interview with Canadian Illustrator Tara Krebs: A Provocative Batterfly
Published in Raise the Hammer, March 28th, 2014

29. Location, Location, Location: Valley City in Dundas is Back. 
Published in Raise the Hammer, May 1st, 2014 
http://raisethehammer.org/article/2167

and in  The Hamilton Spectator - May 26th, 2014
and in Cambridge Times and Niagara This Week 

30. 'Lets Go Fly a Kite!
Published in Raise the Hammer, June 3rd, 2014 
http://raisethehammer.org/article/2203

31. Harold Dickert's Man Cave: Table Saw, Hand Tools & His Custom Made Guitars
(with VIDEO embed)
Published in Raise the Hammer, (with 14 min video )June 30th, 2014

and in The Hamilton Spectator, July 8/9th, 2014
as well as Cambridge Times, Niagara This Week and InsideHalton

32. A Whale of a Tale: The Scrimshaw Artistry of Dennis Sinclair (with VIDEO embed)
Published in Raise the Hammer, (with 9 min VIDEO), Oct 6th, 2014

33. A few thoughts on the recent municipal election ... 
With Less then 35% Voter Turnout - Did We Get What We Deserved?
Title changed by editor to 'Energy, Art & Cultural Engagement: Barry Lord with 34% voter turnout ... 
Published in Raise the Hammer, Nov. 7th, 2014

2015

34. Freelton Antique Mall: Eclectic, Exquisite & Eccentric 'Canadiana' 
Published in Raise the Hammer, (with 13:10 min VIDEO), Jan 15th, 2015

35. Sugaring Off! at Westfield Heritage Village (with VIDEO embed)
Published in Raise the Hammer, March 10th, 2015.

36. The Boob Tube: 3 Generations Talk TV
Published on Raise the Hammer, May 13th, 2015

37. The Frozen Goose Film Project: The DO's & DON'Ts of CROWDFUNDING 
Published on Raise the Hammer, September 10th, 2015

2016 

38. Words, Photos & Story-Telling: The Extreme Librarian  (with VIDEO embed)
Published on Raise the Hammer, May 20th, 2016 - 

39. Impressions of the Telling Tales Festival 2016  (with VIDEO embed)
Published on Riase the Hammer, October 5th, 2016

40. Studio of Metal-Worker, Doris Treleaven - 12 minute Documentary
Published on Raise the Hammer, October 7th, 2016  

2017 
41. Artist Frida Kahlo's Blood Bath Enshrined at Casa Azul
Published on Raise the Hammer, January 14th, 2017  

42. LAST FOLIO: Yuri Dojc - Exhibition Review at the Art Gallery of Hamilton
Published on Raise the Hammer, February 3rd, 2017

(Sidebar: Editor, Ryan McGreal, of Raise the Hammer, wrote great critical review of my latest musical offering, CANADADA:TAKE TWO - and published it on June 26th.

43. Book Review: All's Well by John Lefebvre
Published in Raise the Hammer, July 5th, 2017 
 


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Thursday, August 9, 2012

My New Digs: Hamilton Beach Strip

 ... ok, THIS I can get used to ...

 Beach strip runs for miles in both directions on western end of Lake Ontario

 Mockingbird perched on driftwood stump, just above a Yucca plant bloom/bud.

 The 'vib' here is very unique. 
It FEELS like a cross between the Toronto Islands, Mexico, Malibu & the French Riviera. No guff.

 One 'negative' feature is these massive hydro towers that run the length of the beach strip.
This hydro power is coming from Niagara Falls.

 Second 'negative' is this REALITY.

 Still, these sandy walkway vignettes beguile & ever entice .. 

 This water bowl has been filled with fresh water and 
left beside the boardwalk for those walking their dogs ... 
How cool, thoughtful & 'community minded' is that??? 

 Clearly, Beach residents love this area ...

With daily views like this - it's no great wonder.
Yup, methinks I'm going to enjoy this new home & location, 
very much.
This is it, my new pad ... And so begins a 'new location' chapter.