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September 07, 2016

Susan Crowe, Church: The Club House, Sailor’s Trail

Folks, happy to finally let you know about our Sailor’s Trail clubhouse concert on September 30th in Eastern Passage arranged by my elementary, grade and high school friend Pam (White) Martin (about 55 years of knowing each other…amazing). Have dinner first at Fisherman’s Cove and then stroll down to the concert. There are no tickets […]

May 08, 2015

Too much

After my recent tour with Cindy Church, I repeatedly heard that I should keep up my blog. I seldom get a response, so I figured: why keep doing it? Seems self-indulgent. But, I’m willing to try again. So…what’s been going on? Our tour was great. Several sold-out houses and really great audiences.We’re looking forward to a reprise […]

December 05, 2011

Christmas windows and manhole covers

I’m not sure if I written about this before. If so, I apologize. Christmas window displays in department stores seem to suspend time, stopping us in our determined shopping tracks and sending us into a revery of memory and a bit of nostalgic longing.  Simpson’s in Halifax, Eaton’s in Toronto, Ogilvie’s in Montreal, Woodward’s in […]

February 02, 2011


In addition to this being Groundhog Day, it’s also a Snow Day. They do it sensibly out here.  Schools are closed. Liquor stores are open. Driving’s tough. A lot of all-season radials are crying on off-ramps. Fools! Even the good drivers stay put -a sensible caution-wanting to avoid the panicked drivers and the silly little […]

January 25, 2011


Just a quick thanks to everyone who contacted my on my birthday. Especially nice as I don’t list it on Facebook, so I know those of you who wrote or called actually remembered. I saw a picture of myself with JP Cormier in which I look about 75 years old. I think JP (whose birthday […]

January 02, 2011

Last year in review – abridged

After being gently chastised for not blogging regularly, I have committed to, at least, trying to keep with it. I can’t resolve to do it because I so often fail to stay faithful to resolutions. And, who knows what great distractions will sway me? What I can do is recollect the past year. My calendar […]

August 06, 2010

Paint and radio

Our house is being painted. There’s a lovely man on a ladder outside my office window and he has a radio playing. I seldom listen to commercial radio, but now I can’t avoid it. There’s something outside the window that sounds like Harry Chapin’s “Cat’s In The Cradle”, but it’s a techno-pop arrangement. The singer […]

April 19, 2010

Coming in from The Cold

My friend Mary Beth Harris from PEI writes to ask when I will return to my blog. I reply: when this foggy head of mine can shake my brain into operation. I was away for three weeks, and upon return I developed a cold. That is, I came down with “The Cold” as we say […]

March 03, 2010

Home and its abundant joy

After an early morning drive from Prince Albert to Saskatoon – and following a long flight delay – we departed for home. A bit of concern in making the connecting flight from Toronto to Halifax, but we made it – not without some frantic hustling and hearing my name called over the announcement system. When […]

March 02, 2010

Best travel tip

Our great guitarist and all round wonderful guy offered up this travel tip. It may be one of the best I’ve heard in some time. It is: in hotels, slip the remote control into a ziplock bag to avoid the bugs left behind by previous guests. Very good tip. Thank you, Clarence Deveau.