The Saskatchewan Craft Council was kind enough to let me perform on their fire escape during Back Alley Antics III in June and have put up photos of my performance.
Here’s the link.
It’s been a very full spring and summer. I’m in the process of cleaning up from all the collaborations and performances I was involved with. Here’s a synopsis of what I’ve been doing. Continue reading
I am repeating last week’s goals because they are working and I am still working on them.
Goals for the Week: 19-25 May, 2009
1. Days 34-40 of 40-day Sadhana
2. Remain organized
3. Remain calm while working through all that is on my plate.
How is it possible that I become so busy that all I can do is keep up with my yoga practice and what I have coming up within the week? I am frustrated by this.
I would say that last week was quite successful in terms of achieving my goals.
Goals for the Week: 28 April-4 May, 2009
1. Days 13-19 of 40-day Sadhana
Done. Every day. Even while in Regina for a gig. Definitely feeling the effects!
2. Spring Bling Salon prep & cleanup
Done. Lovely evening. Good comments on my work.
3. CC grant application
Done. Did not feel rushed even though it was a bit last-minute. Will find out results in late August.
The past three weeks have been pretty full: a radio interview, two readings, hiring a new administrator for JackPine, hiring an admin assistant for myself, rehearsing and devising for two projects. I found myself just trying to keep up with what I had on my plate, neglecting sleep, diet, yoga, etc. And surprise surprise, the small digestive discomfort I was having turned into a colitis flare up.
This, of course, prompted some questioning of how I’ve been doing things. In a rather intense session with my counsellor, I came to the realization that I know enough about yoga to really work on balancing my life and most importantly, to work on regaining full health. I’ve started a 40-day Sadhana with the goal of clearing this flareup and working towards balance and health in my day-to-day life.
Please join us for a unique reading. The audience will travel through the studio to view art installations and hear poetry. The Willow Studio is located in the old Saskatoon News Agency/Book Store. It’s a very groovy place. Thanks to Willow manager Laura Erikson for her enthusiastic acceptance of the idea to combine poetry with visual art and home décor.
I will be reading new poems written from James Wyper’s new Mantra series of paintings. James and I are both very excited about this work. Please attend if you can.
Hosted by The League of Canadian Poets & Willow Studio
Friday, April 17, 2009
4:00pm – 5:30pm
148 2nd Avenue North
The facebook event can be found here.
Typing this from the couch on my new MacBook. I replaced my PowerBook G4 because the reed switch died and it wasn’t doing all I needed it to do anymore. I’m also typing from the couch because I have a chest cold. It hasn’t worn me out completely, but I’m being proactive and laying down at every opportunity.
Last month was pretty hellish: bad weather, illness, mechanical/technological breakdowns, etc. But I’m feeling like I’ve come out on the other end of that now (knock on wood). In a fit of frustration last week I sat down and had a good look at all that I have on my plate. I realized that I’ve been working a regular 8-hour day plus teaching in the evenings. No wonder I’ve been getting ill! Continue reading