Music Monday: Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler

Like I need to tell anyone why this song got picked. https://youtu.be/lcOxhH8N3Bo

A Prairie Kitchen Party

Newfoundland. No province has captured my imagination more than this one, even with a name more befitting like Newfoundland and Labrador, to reflect the island and the mainland. In elementary school, we all partnered up to research a province. My friend P and I examined Newfoundland from its geography to industry. (In 2001 the name …

Manitoba Night On Terry Fox Day

The first weekend of August gets called many things, depending on where you live. In Toronto, they call it Simcoe Day after John Graves Simcoe, the first Governor of what was then known as Upper Canada. Thanks to AMC's Turn, people might wonder why a city would celebrate a sociopath. (People read a history book! …

Music Monday: Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

I tried to figure out a combination of an audio introduction and something written for the last song in this loose trilogy. Sometimes things work as a nebulous concept and stubbornly refuse to apply to reality, much like love. It began with Dreams Come True two weeks ago, but the whole thing rested on today's …

Waiting for Richard and Asking Superchannel A Question

Warning: Fangirling ahead. Wise person once said, "Good things come to those who wait." I amend that to also read 'and those who ask nicely.' I have waited for two Richard Armitage projects, the film Pilgrimage and season 2 of Berlin Station. No word on the former but I hit pay dirt on the latter. …

MUSIC MONDAY: TOO LITTLE TOO LATE BY JoJo

Ran into some technical difficulty. The irony is not lost on me at the moment.   https://youtu.be/v-jgiwvWLzg

A Break From Everything

Yesterday, I returned to work with surprising results. I slapped the snooze button once,  a good sign, and found myself easing fluidly into the daily routine. It's a good sign of a restful vacation, one with no reading and no writing. Yes, other than reading tweets or scribbling in my journal, I did not blog …