Time out

I’m taking a much needed time out for the next ten days, so won’t be posting until July 30th again. I’m going to settle in to the state of mind at the bottom of my Apple Watch: NO MORE EVENTS. I’m going to hang with my family, indulge in...

Me and my uke

My new friend, the ukulele (July 2021) Funny how doing something new can give you an enlarged perspective. Last week, I was the lucky recipient of a new ukulele (on loan) from my colleague, Deanna Yerichuk, coordinator of the undergraduate concentration in Community...

To every thing, there is a season

Dreams of June (taken June 2020) One of my friends loves to quote that passage from Ecclesiastes, and it feels appropriate right now. The season is spring–that beautiful time when life begins to burst forth again (less fun for the pollen sufferers, of which I am...

The Miracle of Spring

Cherry tree in full bloom, Grand River Trail, Kitchener, ON, May 13, 2021 This year spring feels more like a miracle than I ever remember. This long year of on-and-off lockdowns, of missing people, performances, community and connection is giving way to an inkling of...

New Day Dawning

I began today with a feeling of fresh, new beginnings. Or perhaps more aptly, I could say that I have the sense of hope that comes with the realization that I don’t need to reinvent myself at all, but in fact could simply fully be what I am. I’ve been...