Every morning, artist Sandy Kowalik wakes up to read a quotation from Jeanette Winterson painted on her bedroom wall: “Whatever it is that pulls the pin, that hurls you past the boundaries of your own life into a brief and total beauty, even for a moment, it is enough.”
Sandy says, “I have always had a more diffuse focus than a burning focus on what I do. I read more ››
Irish Mythen is one of PEI’s busiest musicians, so I had quite a time catching up with the 2015 ECMA Roots Album of the Year winner. We had a two-week game of phone tag and it was during a soundcheck at the Kingsville folk Festival in Kingsville Ontario, that I finally caught up with her. While we were talking I could hear Buffy Sainte Marie doing her soundcheck in the read more ››
Old Stone Station are not newcomers to the PEI music scene. They’ve played all across the Island since their formation in early 2011.
Blake Crokett (lead vocals, guitar), Jon Dykerman (guitar), Matt Pratt (bass) and Dave Ball (drums) make up the country rock band that has just released its second album to follow up their 2014 debut, Western Road.
In 1985, during my first job at the now-defunct Ragweed Press, we published a grade six social studies textbook called Abegweit: Land of the Red Soil. Until then, most textbooks were from Ontario, and, before that, England or the US. Except for Exploring Island History: A Guide to the Historical Resources of Prince Edward Island (also Ragweed), created for and with the high read more ››
The rain is falling today and it’s very welcome, for the grass is brown and crispy. Skunks and crows are having a field day turning over sods in their search for juicy grubs. In the middle of our neighbor’s lawn they have worked up a perfectly round patch that could easily be turned into an attractive flowerbed; but some folks prefer large uninterrupted lawns, read more ››