Enough is enough, Prince Edward Island…

October 26, 2016

I’m back.

I haven’t written in here for awhile. A long while. Over a year. And, it’s been quite a period of time.

Starting with the death of my best friend, my Dad, May of 2015, looking after my Mom, doing my one woman show (Dusty Shoes) because I had promised my Dad I would, my thirteen year relationship ending, creating a new Christmas ritual as things were VERY different, giving myself a Puerto Rican vacation break, more back and forth between my two “homes” PEI and Vancouver (which is where my hat is truly hung) and MORE!

But. I’m not here to talk about me.

I’m here to talk about… Continue reading “Enough is enough, Prince Edward Island…”

Creativity in a Canadian Election…. Our Voices

I’m not a “political” person.

That’s how I see myself.

But, what does that actually mean? Does it mean I don’t lie, speak bafflegab, do sly underhanded things to get what I want, manipulate polls, not think about the people I live with, not care for them, not listen, take advantage of the poor (especially if I have a good wage), complicate my issues so as to confuse people…. ? Oh.. I could go on and on and on and…. you get the picture.

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This Canadian election has provoked me. Continue reading “Creativity in a Canadian Election…. Our Voices”

Still on Prince Edward Island….

I am still in Prince Edward Island.

PEI was my final destination East and I knew I’d spend awhile here. My mother and father needed a good lift so that’s what I’ve been doing. This time has been full of mixed emotions. Like some of the topography here, constant shifting dunes. I witness the parallels between the challenges my parents face in their difficult aging (does anyone have an easy aging?) and life itself.

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IMG_3471I have been outwardly focused. Not much time to process or be quiet with me, but that will come. Today… Continue reading “Still on Prince Edward Island….”

Day 15: Last day rolling to…. Confederation Bridge!

I’m here. I’m in Prince Edward Island. Holy moly. I did it.

I arrived on the day I was hoping for. My birthday, August 21st. My goal was to reach my Dad and have a brandy toast. Well, it happened. We were ecstatic! And, have been talking and sharing stories non-stop.

Birthday brandy with Dad!
Birthday brandy with Dad!

My last day on the road took me … Continue reading “Day 15: Last day rolling to…. Confederation Bridge!”

Day 14: Morning off, Montreal Traffic, le Cote Sud…

It’s amazing that in the 14 days I’ve been traveling I’ve only slept 3 nights, including tonight in Rivière-du-Loup, in a motel. I am blessed with beautiful, caring, generous, and loving friends. I’ve slept on the floor (on couch cushions), on a couple of couches, about 5 comfy beds and one….very hard one, tonight! I’m pretty lucky.

Today was a “Aunty Trilby” morning with my two mini lovely bouffons.

My youngest bouffon family!
My youngest bouffon family!

Then more goodbyes (“see you laters”) and back on the road. But, first…  Continue reading “Day 14: Morning off, Montreal Traffic, le Cote Sud…”