I like celebrities that turn out to be, well… normal.

Jodi Foster is one. She seems normal because she aggressively stays out of the public eye. This is interesting given that Howards Huges self-imposed isolation was seen as anything but normal. On the other hand, that seems to have been borne out. Lately I have been reading the blog WWdN: In Exile. This is the … Continue reading I like celebrities that turn out to be, well… normal.

So long Billy, we walked a bit of the same road

I like pitchmen, well the good ones and Billy Mays was that.  He was one of the best known pitchmen of the last decade. You have to understand, for nearly I decade I performed in the streets, festivals and fairs in the U.S. and Canada, and encountered the pitchmen, talkers, hawkers and shills of all … Continue reading So long Billy, we walked a bit of the same road

If a tree falls in the forest and no one posts it on Youtube, does the tree actually have a healthier sense of self?

As many of you know from earlier posts,  I am the mother of a 15 year old.  Although I have certainly been aware of the need for constant email, phone, and camera usage everywhere she and her friends congregate, it came to me this spring that although she embraces this practice enthusiastically, it seems to … Continue reading If a tree falls in the forest and no one posts it on Youtube, does the tree actually have a healthier sense of self?

Robert Thomas: First Nations Carver and Dancer. Ordinary People Project

I met Robert (and his mother Florence from the previous episode) at the Lil'wat Pow-Wow in Mount Currie, BC. We talk about Carving and Dancing here. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghO_y4Hkgws

Ordinary People Project – Florence, First nations Singer, Drummer and Dancer

Interview with Florence Thomas, a First Nations singer, drummer and dancer, during the Lil'wat pow-wow in June of 2009. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XmB_VhT9Ps