Monday, August 20, 2012

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

NB: My short story, The FROZEN GOOSE, has been made into a short film, watch it online here.  --- Plus, a new sesquicentennial project of spoken word & music, CANADADA: TAKE TWO, was released in the spring of 2017. Give a listen here. 
For other MLH published works see my Author's Page on Amazon. 
Published Stories by MLH
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, 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  - 

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

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


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:  

18. Harold Sikkema - Trickster? or Master in the Making?
Published on CanadadaPhotography, February 2013

19. 'Stephani Vegh: Beating a Dead Horse? Or, Emerging from an Academic Chrysalis?'
Published on CanadadaPHOTOGRAPHY, March 18th, 2013.

20. 'The Artful Craft of Public Speaking ... '
Published in Raise the Hammer,April 1st
and -March 29th, 2013

21. 'Hamilton Beach Community Cleans Up Its Patch of Our Planet'
Published in Raise the Hammer, April 29th, 2013  

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

23. Tall Ships coming into Hamilton Harbour - Black & White Photography
Published in Raise the Hammer, June 28th, 2013
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
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

26. Forget Santa. Slam Poetry is Coming to Town!
Published in Raise the Hammer, December 18th, 2013


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

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

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


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


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  

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 by M.L. Holton: All's Well by John Lefebvre
Published in Raise the Hammer, July 5th, 2017

44.  Book Review by M.L.Holton of  'CAST: Art & Objects'  
Published in Raise the Hammer, August 18th, 2017 


45. Opinion by MLHolton - Arts Section - We'll Make It!
Published in Burington Gazette, May 5th, 2020 


46. Creators Interview - MLHolton

 Recent book & CD production -  HERE


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