Bookstores can be some of my favourite places, but not all bookstores. To me, the best bookstores have 3 qualities: They are perfect places to browse. The best bookstores encourage clients to wander through their spaces. They give them good light and lots of space so that you can easily see titles and find specific…

The Sundancer

Since I participated in a Blanket Exercise about one month ago, I have given much time to contemplating how I can be a better psychiatrist to indigenous youth. It happened that around the same time that I participated in the Blanket Exercise, I was also reading a book, Little Yellow House, by Carissa Halton. One…

Treaty People

Last month, I read a book by Edmonton Author Carissa Halton called Little Yellow House. I had been thinking a great deal about my own journey toward Truth and Reconciliation and one chapter in this book affected my consideration, especially after participating in the Blanket Exercise, as I described last week. Last week’s blog was…

Book Review – Little Yellow House

Just before Christmas, I visited Edmonton for a weekend. To feed my Independent Bookstore habit, I sought out Audrey’s Books. As a souvenir, I found Carissa Halton’s Little Yellow House: Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood. I am pleased to add it to my bookshelf alongside Happy City and Streetopia. Whenever I read such books,…