Pandemic Pink Moon

We’ve been living in the COVID-19 pandemic for four weeks now. It’s our first full moon, and the pink supermoon at that. The overcast skies may prevent me from seeing the moon in all her glory, but I’ll light a candle and whisper prayers nonetheless. Prayers for a new world. Nothing about the moment-to-moment details of our life is the same, and yet this feels so familiar.  How have I been able to find contentment when there is death and fear and disease in every news report? Why am I so comfortable despite not knowing where my next paycheque is…

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State of Emergency

A blog post series about the COVID-19 Pandemic. Day One – March 17th 2020 Last night, my 75 year old mother read me a bedtime story for the first time in several decades. Okay, she wasn’t reading it to me, she was reading it to my seven-year-old son via FaceTime, but it was still pretty damn sweet. She and my dad, who is also in his seventies, have decided to self-isolate at home. We’ve been asked to stay away. I have no problem with this because my dad fits the profile for the people who are hardest hit by the…

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Chapter Six – The Vault

It’s the first day of rehearsal with Cabaret Clandestine and Karen’s in for a huge surprise when she learns how she’s been cast in their gala performance.

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Chapter Six – The Vault

It’s the first day of rehearsal with Cabaret Clandestine and Karen’s in for a huge surprise when she learns how she’s been cast in their gala performance.

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Chapter Five – The Audition

Welcome to chapter five of Bump and Grind. If you’d like to listen, rather than read, CLICK HERE. The ceiling in the subterranean rehearsal hall was surprisingly high. At one end of the room thick ribbons of silk dangled next to a large hoop rigged for aerial acrobatics. A table was set up along the mirrors, where Bruce and Eureykah sat with a stack of notes before them. A lone cameraman from the E-Network had set up a tripod off to the side of the table. There was a sunken lounge and a small kitchenette at the opposite end. It…

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