It’s Canadian Thanksgiving Day as I write, and the perfect time to say “Thank you” to all of you.  I think of friends, family and fans that have been supportive all the way.  I think of those that are new to my music and have made an effort to come to a show, or check out the website.  Whether we have a large, loving family with a big turkey dinner; a small group of friends that gather around a pizza; or maybe we just have a quiet time alone enjoying the gift of health, there is always something to be thankful for.  There’s a song that starts “Count your blessings, count them one by one…”  When we start to tally our many gifts, even an awful day can be made wonderful again.

Having pedalled into the interior recently for a cycle-tour holiday, there was ample time for reflection and rejuvenation.   Did you notice great things happening for you in September?  For me, it feels like new beginnings, re-grouping, and evaluation too. With October and the cooler evenings, I am throwing wood into the fireplace, and focussing on set lists for an upcoming gig.  Song lyrics are flowing from a place of autumn grounding, and it feels wonderful.  How about you?

Just before we sleep tonight, let’s breathe in the gorgeous breath of life, taking a moment to be grateful.  Closing our eyes, a wee tune will sprout from our humming.  Happy Autumn and Thanksgiving,  my voice will meet yours in the air.  <3


A recent bike tour was like a re-set button on the power bar. Creative juices are surging, and gratitude flows abundantly.