Sounds stir up memories

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Sounds bring back memories for me and most likely, for a lot of others too. Noise, or lack of noise, connects us to a myriad of flashbacks from happy to sad to scared to whatever you heard and felt at a particular moment. While I was home in Nova Scotia last week the outdoors resonated in my brain and trigged … Read More

Memories in a time of sadness

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Sometimes making memories isn’t a happy thing, especially during difficult times. But these memories will be shaped by caring and the pain that goes along with the occasion lets us know our capacity for love. I will be offline, excluding a few Facebook posts and tweets, for the next two weeks. Hope all is spring thoughts.

Springing back into university

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Spring has sprung – officially. Unofficially most days in Calgary feel like they’re struggling to understand their new seasonal identity. They haven’t shed winter yet and it’s been snowing and cold for a few days now. There was one day last week when the temperature hit 18 and we could believe warmer weather was coming. That day also reminded me … Read More

Forming Voices Out of the Noise

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My new blog post for This is My City: http://bit.ly/10sakOg For the past few weeks, I’ve been volunteering with a Calgary organization: This is My City (TMC). TMC brings art and people together no matter what income bracket or social status because art builds bridges and lessens differences. Currently I’m part of a TMC initiative that puts visual and theatre artists, … Read More