Three Chords and the Truth

| September 15, 2019

Art in Storytelling Its poetry…words…wordsmithing…art…cadence…metaphor. Its heartache and longing, joy and celebration, finding a path, search and discovery, its about others and…its about self. How many times have I rummaged about the endless papers of forced lyrics and find amongst them the ones that have remained? Sometimes we try too hard to repeat our talents, […]

The Lost Things

| February 24, 2019

The Reminders Before Us And they come back to us in our dreams…in ways that reminders place themselves before us…we see them with our eyes, our hearts…hear their soft rasp beside our ears and at night with a gentle breeze across our pillow – as if their virtual hand remains there to remind us – […]

This One is a Nickel

| August 2, 2018

A Little Bit of Change It’s not every day that one receives a King George VI Canadian nickel in pocket change, but there it was. Perhaps not unusual, and some would allow it to slip by towards the next cup of coffee, the next biscuit, the next something. But there it sat, with me, so […]

The Echoes of History

| May 7, 2017

Echo 1 Finding Tales within the Mortar The days turn warm and the flowers come out sharing their colours for all of us who walk by, as steadfast pollinators dance between petals. Their steady hum another song to this ear. I watch as a robin on duty, fleet of foot, tilts its head towards the […]

The Water Diviner and the Search for Canadian Great War Stories

| August 29, 2015

Finding Water – Finding Story When I was young, some forty years ago, I came to British Columbia and lived near a place that my maternal family had called home since the 1860s. Having lived in many places, across Canada and overseas, this new place of generational connection was foreign to me. Yet I wanted […]