The Quintessential Cookie

In the spirit of the 25 cm of snow accumulating outside my wall of windows on this fine mid-April Sunday, I felt drawn to baking my fave choco chip cookie recipe in preparation for an afternoon of Christmas music and … Continue reading

Saturdays are for Singing: Wilson Pickett

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“I used to always have a pretty high, little clear voice, but as I got older, I got a little cornbread in it.” ~ Wilson Pickett   Oh, and what heart, soul, and UHN that cornbread gives his music! Today, … Continue reading

Saturdays are for Singing: Roy Orbison

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Two weeks ago I wrote about Billy Talent; today, Roy Orbison. Yup, I do love a far-reaching range of genres, bands, and artists to match my mood for the day, musical or otherwise. Back in the days of cassette tapes, … Continue reading

The Ultimate Dance Lesson

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“Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.” ~ Havelock Ellis Nothing quite like a precocious little darling of a three-year-old … Continue reading