The March Heat Wave

The weather over the past few days has been, to state the obvious, highly unusual.  A record-setting heat wave has brought summer to Ottawa in the final days of winter.  While some fret about the latest evidence of global climate change, most have shed their winter jackets and toques for tank tops and flip-flops. It … More The March Heat Wave


I recently had the chance to spend a week in the far North to do some early planning work on the next festival.  It turned out to be an amazing week with a nice balance of art and adventure – a music festival, carving workshop, an abandoned goldmine, and an ornery owl.  Over the next … More Yellowknife

Meech Lake…Again

A couple of weeks after our last visit to Meech Lake, we decided to make another attempt at making it to the old mill. Armed with snacks, water, and warmer jackets, the four of us joined dozens of other hikers on the Meech Lake trail. It’s actually a pretty simple hike, and the boys were … More Meech Lake…Again