Author Archives: macconlon
She came at summer’s end and needed a place to stay for a few days. She stayed for almost a year. And in my heart, forever. She was quiet, mostly kept to herself, made sure to be helpful with household … Continue reading
The security guard had a lot of questions so I invited him to put on an apron and jump in the clay. As it turned out, he is a professional potter! He was used to doing production, and has used up … Continue reading
Migrante International, global alliance of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families, fully supports the resumption of the formal peace negotiations between the Government of the Philipp… Source: Peace talks should address root causes of forced migration, “bankrupt” labor export … Continue reading
On my way to work this morning, I saw what I thought was a picket line, a demonstration with people holding up signs with messages on placards. I approached and asked questions. As it turned out, it was an appropriation … Continue reading
http://tiff.net/festivals/festival15/masters/the-pearl-button Day 9 at TIFF and this is the one that brought me to tears. The most beautiful, poignant and powerful documentary. Hope to see it again and share with others.
Land of Mine (2015, Denmark) directed and written by Martin Zandvliet is about a young group of German POWs who were conscripted to dig up land mines with their bare hands. The film demonstrated how dangerous land mines are. The … Continue reading
On Friday, 9 May 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Carnegie Hall, James Conlon conducted the May Festival Chorus and Cincinnati Symphony in the fourth and final instalment of the Spring for Music festival. Keeping with the festival’s concept of presenting … Continue reading
Sanaaq and my thoughts on the TRC.
Looking forward to a year that all 3-year-olds around the world can look forward to. [image is detail of “Fruit Bowl,” an unfinished painting by Ma.C.Conlon]