travel Archive

October 16, 2011

Bow River Folk Club

One of those nights. Late start, sinus problems, throat of razor blades…well, we all have nights like that. The air here is so arid that the few bits of laundry i washed out yesterday dried during soundcheck..not kidding. Hung them up at 3:45, they were dry by 5:00. Crazy dry. On the way to Medicine […]

October 15, 2011

Sherwood Park

Thanks to the folks of Festival Place for the welcome they gave us. These Alberta folks are the finest kind. A few East Coasters there, too. Another fine kind. Back to Calgary tonight for the Bow Valley Folk Club show. Should be another beautiful drive. Oh, I watched a great TED talk this morning. Gem […]

October 12, 2011

The West

Off we go. Olds, Edmonton, Bow Valley, Medicine Hat, Forget, Virden, Manitou…back in about ten days. Good news that Raylene’s new CD will be going with us. See ya.

September 23, 2011

back again

Well, sorry for the long absence. Life, as we continue to understand  it. My recent happy experience at the Sherbrooke Songwriter’s Camp was enough to get me through the summer with a sense of satisfaction and joy. Well needed. My fellow “instructors” – facilitators, really – were James Keelaghan, David Francey, Clary Croft and Craig […]

January 09, 2011

Snowshoeing in the Highlands

Yesterday, in the Cape Breton Highlands, a friend and I show-shoed to the peak of French Mountain. We shuffled through fresh powdery snow, following the cut trail faithfully because of obvious foolishness of wandering off on one’s own. The only footprints we saw were that of moose, coyote and rabbit. – clear, clean registers, and […]

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 […]

October 21, 2010

Ananda House

Finishing up a few dates close to home with Rankin, Church & Crowe, and then, off to Saskatchewan. Joyful anticipation…..

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 11, 2010

Our gal in the GPS device

Her name is Serena. I’m not overly fond of her voice, but I’m obliged to listen to it if I want to stay out of travel trouble. I’m used to her now, having accompanied her on many forays into unknown territory. In unfamiliar regions, with hard deadlines to honour, Serena’s the gal. Some are not as […]

March 10, 2010

lost – last blog.

I seemed to have lost my past post. Probably trying to make these photos fit on the page in a sensible way. I have to forget that now, and let them fall where they may. They include: a western sky: me either trying to hide my neck in my sweater or grab a quick nap; […]