Production I’ve given myself two weeks to answer a list. On my list are relatively small goals but they are necessarily comprehensive, since the overall aim is to break through a log jam of old unfulfilled ideas, to clear out what is no longer useful or appropriate, and give form to the ones with a vigorous pulse. So. Ten paintings finished and hung in a public space in two weeks. Hammer drawing #1 – rough Two public performances booked for cello ensemble, so that we HAVE TO polish these beautiful pieces, and present them. (If you’re interested in hearing us: December 1 Aids Vigil at the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, and December 16 6:30pm at Owen Sound City Hall) One new project for 2016, very dear to my heart, fleshed out and taken to the collaboration table. Eight long hikes. Three non-fiction books finished. One grant application mentored and sent. Five daily rituals carefully designed and established. One package, two letters sent to Japan. …and space in-between. Autumn ferns on the Bruce Trail, September. This reads almost like a Dr. Seuss book… One fish, two fish, three fish, four…. inheritance from two families on my mother’s side: A proud sign from Kennedy Foundry of Owen Sound, hanging on the wall of Circle Bar Ladies’ Hosiery factory, also in Owen Sound, owned and operated by my mom & aunt’s grandparents, Walter and Catherine Keebler. The fish are mine – made from carpentry scraps.