Séan McCann, a founding member of Great Big Sea, bravely opened up about the clerical sexual abuse he encountered in his youth and the addictions he employed in attempting to drown the pain and trauma it caused. In 2013, he broke away from the band and pursued a course of truth, using music as his therapy. His new purpose landed on sharing his stories and songs of hope and recovery with those who needed it most.
Jim Payetta, a musician, songwriter, marketer, and co-owner of the Barrie Colts, an Ontario Hockey League team, found himself at home, facing a different pace of life because of the public health directives. When Jim was enjoying his morning coffee during his second week of isolation, he decided to poke around online. Look at all these various artists, from Keith Urban to John Legend, doing concerts from their homes for their fans, he mused.
It doesn't take much to throw me off these days. Isolation, lack of control, and tragedy are causing my emotions to dysregulate at epic proportions. I was having one such day when I happened upon this picture:
Early Fall was young Dimitri’s favourite time of year. He loved watching the crop duster planes swoop and dive low over the olive trees on his home island of Crete. Flying fascinated him.
Recently, I found a tremendous amount of love and joy in the pictures and social media account of a Prince Edward Island photographer. Let me explain: