Tagged With: Canada

The Bells that still can ring

October 18, 2015

This 2015 Canadian election. I don’t want to know how many hours I’ve spent online trying to write through and responding to ‘stick with the brand’ thinking, or the conversations that possibly should have been more focused on personal issues. At the beginning of each day I tear myself from Guardian articles and online debates about […]

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Day seven, frozen pipes

March 2, 2015

I’ve had sleepovers in three different friend’s houses now, and one at my studio.  The houses I’ve stayed at in town play constant musical obsessive repetitive drips in counterpoint to their ticking analogue clocks. Our entire small city shares the consequences of too-shallow water mains and fast-creeping frost. We are either frozen here, or dripping […]

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July 1, 2014

Candles are lit at 6:22am.  They burn straight up with no flicker, and this mesmerizes me – that fire can be so still. It has been stiflingly hot here for days – heavy sun from skies pregnant with this rain and well beyond term.  I played cello outside in it for two days at mid-day, […]

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Ah, yes.

September 30, 2012

Music music all day yesterday – Jacqueline duPre while I traveled south in the morning, then a discussion about building an effective system for music education in Owen Sound with someone who, with certainty, knows how it’s done.  Then some information about Dr. Suzuki, who has changed the world with music pedagogy (like sistema in […]

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Summerfolk Monday

August 20, 2012

The sense of openness continues long after Irene has gone to bed and been piped out of the park.  It’s as though the parade brought them home here through our house – Sarah Slean, Royal Wood, Oscar Lopez, the Lemon Bucket Orchestra, The Rwandan guys, The Powerful Women from New Zealand, The MacKenzie Blues Band […]

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June 15, 2011

Serviceberry & hawthorn bloom in early May, then cherry, then plum, then by late May, apple (above).  While the bees work to make fruit of these, all other trees make foliage – so by the time apple is finished blooming, the final ash & oak leaves are full out, and we are surrounded by …..  […]

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As the dust settles

May 4, 2011

Regardless of the way I feel about the man and the political party we’ve just given a majority mandate to, I accept that this is the choice we, as Canadians have made.  I am digging in, just a little deeper,  so I can help to re-build what will quite likely be pulled apart these next […]

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May 2, 2011

On behalf of everyone in the world who cannot vote, on behalf of my passionate friends who have passed on, and on behalf of the teenagers who are too young, but have been all over this election these past weeks I go to vote today. I DARE you to do the same. Come ON, Canada.

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