Summer sounds

I’m happily slurping a popsicle when a wasp suddenly buzzes too closely by. “Eeee!” I squeal, dodging to evade a sting that would surely mean near death. “Shush,” says Mom. “If you sit still, it’ll go away.” She’s right of course; the drone of the pesky insect soon fades into the distance. Dry grass scratches […]

Prairie Drama: Rural Retrospection

I had a feeling Theatre Calgary’s production of Dear Johnny Deere would get me thinking about my Saskatchewan homeland. And of course, it did. The play is an alt-country-folk musical production about the struggles of farm life, based on the songs of Canadian singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith. It was brilliantly performed by a talented cast of […]