One of the sights in downtown Dartmouth that should catch every eye are the words “What is for the public good?” on the wall of Celtic Corner. They are words taken from a speech Joseph Howe gave as he defended himself against a charge of libel for exposing corruption in local government and law enforcement. What constitutes social justice and the public good has grown since his time, but the words matter today just as much.
I decided to keep things simple for Halloween this year and went all in on head sprouts.
Saturday I began the Zombies, Run! Fall 2016 Virtual Race along a waterfront trail in Dartmouth. At that spot there’s a great drinking mural and it was surrounded by a puddle that gave me the impression of the giant person having dipped the mug in.
Saturday night I went out with Tonet, Meredith and Jessie for Halifax’s Nocturne, a fantastic showcase of art across the city. There were some wonderful pieces, including a giant robot that could be manipulated, a weird peep show, music and light displays, projections onto buildings, VR experiences and an endless cycle race. But this one moment of Tonet and Meredith jumping was the most whimsical thing I captured.