Spot the wolf?


The other side of the building is not a butt.


I’m beginning to understand the difficulty in keeping up a blog (and active website). You don’t want to inundate audiences with ceaseless posts about nothing, but with each day that passes between posts you feel like the post must be THAT much more worthy. And so you take a stab at a post, and constantly tell yourself it isn’t enough of a post to merit the amount of time that has passed. It’s a horrible cycle.

So I here I am to break that cycle with a mundane, just-OK post from my tour with Prairie Debut.

For those of you keeping track, I last left you in sweet anticipation of my performance of Beethoven 4 with l’Orchestre Intemporel and Frederic-Alexandre Michaud. By all accounts, it went OK. It was not bad. It had good moments. I’ll give you my proper verdict when I get my hands on the recording. Until then, enjoy this photo (this part looks like it sounded OK).

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Janelle and I are on Part Two of our Prairie Debut tour. We have been on quite the hectic schedule – we recently came off of a seven-concert back-to-back run… complete with school shows and workshops. I have done some pretty hectic schedules, but this last leg really took me for a ride. We began with a performance in Yorkton, followed by a day off, followed by concerts in Estevan, Shaunavon, Watrous, Rosthern, Biggar, Regina and Carman. We’re now in the Yukon completing Part Two.

It has been phenomenal seeing the Prairies (+ Yukon) in all their glory. No matter how tired or grumpy I may be, I am always bowled over by the beauty of Canada… even when I’m witnessing it on very little sleep and in the beginning of a very long drive.


I may or may not have taking this while driving. Maybe.

I don’t have too much to add for the moment. This was to get back on the wagon and get back to posting. Suffice it to say, it’s been a real treat meeting each and every presenter and audience member on our tour so far. We’re currently in Whitehorse wrapping up this leg of the tour.

Now, here’s a raven. It’s huge. And they’re everywhere.

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That bird is way bigger than you think.