Today is Thanksgiving in Canada. As we are to the north in North America, our harvests are generally earlier, so maybe that's why we have an October Thanksgiving. Yesterday we had our family dinner -- only the four of us, but we still do the whole shebang. Of course I forgot to take a picture, … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
I walked two blocks up the hill from my house and took these pictures of the colourful changing sunset on Sunday. My younger son said, "Yeah, they're nice, but I see it from my window every night." Jaded. An artist I've been listening to lately is Eva Cassidy, who died from melanoma in 1996, at … Continue reading Because They’re Beautiful
Another man has caught my eyes (and my ears) in a little secondary crush. Same age, same nape curls, same changeable blue eyes, same fondness for stretched out T-shirts. How to tell Richard... how to tell him without hurting his feelings... There's been another man that I've needed and I've loved But that doesn't mean … Continue reading Cheating on Armitage?
I was browsing the internet a while ago (as one does)... maybe I typed in "I want to marry Richard Armitage" in a moment of weakness? Lol. Anyway... I came across this cute video from 2013 with an original song containing the unforgettable lyrics: "What I really, really, really, really, really want is to marry … Continue reading I Wonder If She’ll Ever Meet Armitage?
You may remember how disappointed I was when I couldn't get my hands on a ticket to see P!nk for her May 2018 concert. Tickets went on sale in October 2017, with a "verified fan" service that was supposed to make it impossible for scalpers to get ahead of ordinary people. Instead, immediately at the … Continue reading I Finally Saw P!nk!
Today at work we had a party with lots of purple and a fabulous cake. The organizers showed this video with the song "Bread & Roses", with a folk duo singing. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XdDXqoxljTI As a finale to the day, I am taking myself out to see "The Favourite" to enjoy the reportedly fine female performances. Happy … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!
Christmas has come and gone... What a hectic time! Being so busy at work in the lead-up, then trying to get things ready for the day in pretty short order, and then poof! All done. It's only my family of four plus the dog here, so I try to make everything as traditional and satisfying … Continue reading Christmas 2018
I stumbled across a newish musical group that I really like. I'm with Her has been called a folk supergroup, with three female singer-songwriter-instrumentalists getting together in gorgeous harmony with bluegrass and roots stylings. (They remind me a bit of the more bluegrassy Dixie Chicks songs.) Before you ask, I'm with Her had their name … Continue reading Stress Relief – A Concert – I’m with Her
Yesterday, before my flight home to Vancouver, I woke up thinking of a song that hadn't entered my mind in many years. Even though I am not particularly religious, I love good country gospel music, where passionate belief has sparked such creative beauty. "When I Sing for Him" is a song by Porter Wagoner, sung … Continue reading Coming Home
Last glimpse of the mountains on the flight out of Vancouver: The song I sang in my head during the turbulence, telling myself "Everything's Alright": https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ugYB3VxpivU The first glimpse of Toronto through the window: The song I sang in my head as we began our descent: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iTfB8Q6DpZ0