Carrie Fisher – a love letter

If my math is right, I was 9 or 10 when Star Wars was released to theatres. That means Carrie Fisher has been part of my life—albeit in a detached/ fan/ celebrity/ 21st Century/ Twitter kind of way—for the last thirty-eight years. Almost four fifths of my time here on Spaceship Earth. That’s a long time. …

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Jet Lagged

I travel for work. A lot. And mostly, I love it, but sometimes, all of that back and forth, time zones and conference/hotel food takes its toll … When I originally wrote the post below, it was May. I had come back from Goose Bay and was headed to Ottawa and was staring down a … Continue reading Jet Lagged

Marni: Unplugged

I came across a tweet the other day that read, “If you do one good thing today, how about thanking a songwriter for what they do?” This got me thinking …  *          *          *  The Yarmouth Exhibition – a celebration of rurality complete with livestock barns, ox-pulls and marching bands. My Grampie used to run … Continue reading Marni: Unplugged

#Courage

Tuesday May 24, music fans across the country woke up to impossible news: Gord Downie, singer of the Tragically Hip had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer at the age of 52. 52. Gord Downie. Cancer. Terminal. I was gutted. Hearing that one of the artists I have been awed by since my early 20s … Continue reading #Courage

Life. Novel. Blog.

Life. Novel. Blog.  Dear reader, it’s been over a year that my first blog post went live. My cousin, Liz and I were contemplating writing blogs around the same time; in fact, I think we launched our first posts within a few days of one another. It wasn’t a race or anything; it just kinda … Continue reading Life. Novel. Blog.