Happy Birthday Nina Simone [& a Brief Blog Hiatus]


Happy birthday, Miss Simone. Though unrelated to the exquisite Miss Simone’s birthday… You may have noticed that things have been a little too quiet in this portal of late, a little too light on posts and short on prose. I had hoped to be sharing something of value for you now, something edifying, inspiring, healing too, and a […]


Music | Happy Birthday Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong


“The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard on a hot night or something said long ago.” ~ Louis Armstrong In honour of Louis “Satchmo” “Pops” “Ambassador Satch” Armstrong’s 114th birthday today, instead of sharing a poem, here’s a little musical interlude for you […]


Music | Be Fair With Me Baby By Billie Holiday

Billy Holiday

“Don’t threaten me with love, baby. Let’s just go walking in the rain.” ― Billie Holiday In honour of Jazz diva, Billy Holiday’s 100th birthday this week, instead of sharing poetry, here’s a little music to brighten your day. Click the Spotify player to have a listen or click here, and scroll down for the […]