I am a poet and critic who writes regular reviews for David Olds' "Discoveries" section in The WholeNote. column. I am single; with 3 grown children and a small grandson. But I live alone and only go out to attend concerts or exercise to keep a handle on multiple serious health issues.

Of all the things I have had to forgo since COVID onset, the hardest has been attending concerts at clubs and (my beloved) other venues e.g. Koerner Hall. I also had to forgo (this month) an opportunity to interview Elio Villafranca live at Lincoln Center about his new project.

First priority when circumstances permit? Getting  back to attending live events, of course. Meanwhile, staying touch with musicians I know to keep tabs on when they will perform live and/or go on tour keeps me occupied and somewhat hopeful.

To stay in touch with what I am doing, planning,and listening to: print and online media, social media, e-mail. 

For mapping purposes, home base is L9T 6Z5 (Milton, Ontario), but my heart is at M5S 1V6 (Koerner Hall).

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