Often the first class has an icebreaker, I say something like tell us your name and favourite movie or what instrument do you play and how did you get here. […]

There was this guy, he was from before my time in Toronto. He was a raging alcoholic which sort of scared the shit out of me except that he was […]

Lentils again. Getting not too bad considering I used to not know what I was doing. Now from red to green to black, onions, garlic, ginger, coconut milk and much […]

Soon the back and forth each week starts. London, Guelph and Toronto. Hopefully, leads to some enjoyable work dreaming up ways to teach without each week driving to London, Guelph […]

It changed from heat wave to autumn overnight, a very Toronto way. Now the plants that thrived all summer will be on the lookout for sudden death of too cold. […]

I loved the movie Rumble, one of the stories I learned there was when Johnny Cash hit the big time, when Ring Of Fire was playing everywhere, the next thing […]

I’ve finished the syllabus for the songwriting class, revising the old one that is. There’s a lot maybe too much but whatever. Eight assignments + keeping a journal which is […]

One time Blue Rodeo played a bill with the Everly Brothers. It was 1989 at the Football Stadium in Ottawa that the Roughriders called home. It was a summer picnic […]

Now the grocery store has a giant framed KISS album being auctioned off. Previously I’ve seen it go from Tragically Hip to Rolling Stones to Rush. Pretty sure whoever is […]

Sometimes people make a plan to practice something over and over and they do not. But each day wake up eager to get dreaming how they will get there and […]