~ Justice Blaine
of Calgary. Throughout her career, she has worked on a wide variety of projects, ranging from pre-production animation to design & illustration of children’s books. She is the co-editor and illustrator of the Urban Green Man anthology (EDGE Publishing), and her cover illustration for Neo-opsis Magazine issue #20 was nominated for an Aurora Award. She currently works as the Production Manager at EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. Her portfolio may be viewed at www.paintersblock.com.
Talking palely, careful of life
away from crowd, that is the way.
You may say it’s not the best
but crowd is delicate.
Crowd is where people fall,
crowd creates a rigid path
leading to drugs, alcohol and abuse.
Crowd is not where you want to be.
Away from crowd leads you to
Do you stride through life and wonder
what is my purpose?
To be profitable, and spend foolishly,
or go astray, and be unruly?
In the beginning Man was made
to inhabit the Earth, and prosper.
What’s your purpose in life?
Like a highway, it goes on
for what seems a lifetime?
Destination depends on which turns you take.
You ride according to your skills and traits.
Be careful, beware of the roads
for the smooth, clear path
leads to your destination.
The rigid and narrow path
brings you to a
To lead by example is the true treasure,
The secret is in one simple measure.
I learned you lead best,
when you get off your butt and help the rest.
It’s as simple as cleaning up after yourself,
or completing tasks at hand.
It is a role model to the generation
who will repeat the same,
creating a well functioning
~ Justice Adedeji
Justice Adedeji I am a Grade 8 student at Bearspaw Christian School. I was born in North York General Hospital, in Toronto, Ontario to Nigerian parents who migrated to Canada many years ago. I am the second child of six children in my family of three boys and three girls. I love and play soccer, volleyball, basketball, ice skating, karate, swimming and in school choir/instruments such as handbell, recorder, trombone and so on.
~ Kelsey Hipkin
Kelsey Hipkin is a journalist and photographer working in Calgary. Kelsey will be taking her love of writing and photography across the world for the Humanity Unscripted project in September 2013, in which she’ll join three of her closest friends telling the stories of people they chance upon in India and Southeast Asia. In her spare time Kelsey enjoys films and the occasional pint at the Ship & Anchor.
~ Tracy Le
Tracy Le I like to draw. I am 11 years old and in Grade 7. I like being creative and coming up with ideas. I like the colour pink. I really like cookies and cakes.
~ Tina Martel
Tina Martel is a mixed media artist who works with hand made papers, photographs, thread, gold, silver and copper leaf, medium and acrylic paint. The pieces, depending on which body of work, can be seen and experienced in terms of painting, books, installation and video. She views her work as both reflections of and responses to the environment she finds herself in. The locations and experiences varies widely: from urban Calgary, the lower east side of New York, Europe, isolated Northern Alberta and storm swept Saskatchewan.