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Songwriters Go Underground

What an awesome evening of Saskatoon Songwriters at the Underground Café. And what a venue! The Café is everything a coffee house and performance space should be—cosy, casual, art-filled—you know, “cultured” in the best sense of that word. The grilled

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Music is alive and well in the West!

What a joy, what a pleasure! It is a coolish but glorious Sunday morning.  I lazily got out of bed, had my morning Starbucks, and now I’m on my second cup of coffee. So, I ease down in the boldness

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Wisdom is Waitin’ on Me: Five Myths of Being Wise

A track from my forthcoming CD “I Don’t Do Lazy Like That” April Fools’ Day strikes me as an appropriate time to talk about wisdom. There is wisdom in balance—the balance between the thoughtful and frivolous, between the serious and

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My New CD…Final Phases: According to the Accordion

As I write this, I am listening some of the rough mixes for my next CD, I Don’t Do Lazy Like That. This phase is exciting; it also seems a bit daunting. I have been working on this CD for

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Game of Clue

Quack Song 2 The second song I’m working on for Sing Duck Sing, I am tentatively calling Game of Clue. Some parents who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder report that—in retrospect—there were signs along the way. I guess this

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Guess I Missed Those Cumulonimbus Clouds

Quack Song 1 Wendy the Weather Girl (Guess I Missed Those Cumulonimbus Clouds) OK. I have my Song Plot for the musical I am co-writing with Burke, Sing Ducks Sing, an adaptation of her one-person play “Ducks on the Moon”

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My First Quack at It

An Initial Song Plot: Sing Ducks Sing I re-read Burke’s play, Ducks on the Moon (2010) last night; I will likely continue to do so, as I continue to work on our Art-Based Educational Research project. Ducks is a one-woman

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A Quacking Song Plot

Sing Ducks Sing: Quacker-Three Welcome friends to my online blog about my Arts-Based Educational Research (ABER) project, where I am adapting Burke’s play, Ducks on the Moon (2010) into a musical. Some may call this ABER project quackery, but I

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A Musical Needs to Quack Like One

Sing Ducks Sing: Quack 2 So, I began with a great idea of conducting Arts-Based Educational Research (ABER) by adapting Burke’s play, Ducks on the Moon (2010) into a musical. What I find daunting is that arts-based research is ARTS-based,

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Sing Ducks Sing!

As a singer-songwriter, I am always looking for new and interesting projects.  As an educational researcher, I am always looking for new an interesting projects. It had never occurred to me to bring those worlds together. But, I have recently

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