There are plenty of people who parrot the mountain-town refrain, “Came for winter and stayed for the summer” in these parts. While it doesn’t roll off the tongue as well, it’s also fitting to say, “Came for the outdoor rec and stayed for the culture.”
As spring shines in, I have been awarded the great honour of Poet Laureate by the Fernie Academy for poetry month. I value this title beyond measure as I recognize that simply by doing what I love, I am accepted, I am recognized, and I am valued by my community.
The internet is the biggest thing our species has ever built. It spans the globe numerous times. It is intertwined with all aspects of life for a significant portion of the people on the planet. It is immense.
When someone asks me if my studio is ‘green,’ what they probably are asking is whether or not I’m keeping the environment in mind as I develop my process. My first instinct, however, is to respond ‘do you mean Emerald Green, Forest Green, or perhaps more of a Pistachio?’