Category Archives: Music

Only Six Weeks Late: Mel’s List of 9 2016 Goals

How is it the end of February? I had such plans to write some kind of philosophical forward-looking blog post about my goals for 2016 and now it is practically the end of winter so it seems quite silly to … Continue reading

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An Interview with Amy Rose Capetta, Author of Entangled

I’m so excited to welcome critically acclaimed YA science fiction author, Amy Rose Capetta. Amy Rose is a fellow VCFAer who inspires me with her commitment to writing, her talent for photography, and her openness to trying new things, such … Continue reading

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An Interview with Singer Songwriter, Andrea Lindsay

Andrea Lindsay and I met in Montreal during the late 1990s at the large bookstore where we both worked. She was just starting out as a musician and I was finishing off Masters Number 1. Over the years, I’ve been in … Continue reading

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An Interview with Marion Abbott: The Spirit of Maud Theatre Company

A few months ago I was traveling with a friend to Norval, Ontario where L.M. Montgomery lived from 1926 to 1935, and was told that there was a woman organizing a theatre company in the St. Paul’s Anglican Parish Hall where Montgomery used … Continue reading

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Embodying Character Series: An Interview with Patrick Cook, Part Two

On Tuesday I posted the Part One of my Q&A with actor, Patrick Cook, as we discussed how he approached playing Gilbert Blythe in the current production of Anne & Gilbert: A Musical at The Guild in Charlottetown, P.E.I. Sidebar: … Continue reading

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New Look. My Travels. New Series.

A couple of weeks ago I had promised an update and so today’s post is a bit of what’s been happening with Mel, as well as what you can expect to see on this blog in the future. First, I’m … Continue reading

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A Review: My Re-reading of The Long Winter

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Long Winter just keeps getting better every time I read it. I have no idea how many times I’ve read it. We aren’t just lulled by … Continue reading

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