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...

Improvising my way back home

I started practicing again this week. It felt scary and unfamiliar because I had left it for a while, but I thought I’d find my way back to it by doing some vocal improvisation–something that doesn’t come naturally to me. It’s not that I...

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...