Wednesday, 22 June 2022



What’s that?

You want me to … what?

Move?  ... but wait!  

This is where I’m supposed to be - stuck here.

So you want me to be what?  

Stuck somewhere else?

I was served an eviction notice

on November 01, 2021

In the place I moved into 18 years ago,

on April 01, 2004 in north High Park.

Ok, it’s been a shift, struggle.  Awakening … pushed
out and into this, but wait ... wow!

I just wish this had happened 10 years ago.

6 days into my new move to my hometown Woodstock from Toronto, 

this mid June 2022,

having moved to the big city at 23 in late 1979

(yes, 43 years). 

A brand new realization, revelation.

You see, here's the thing.

I’ve been living in a dark fog

twilight twirling, since 2008. 

I didn’t know that until yesterday morning;

waking up to fresh air & new birds after sleeping soundly

for the first time in years (w/o medication)

in Woodstock.

It's like waking up out on the family farm

Eastwood, 1964 (a few miles away) - summer

before chores, crickets, rooster.

Aunt Allie already up

I smell breakfast.

Good to be home.


Clarity for the first time in a long while.

Walking out into the kitchen

then my chaotic living room

(still unpacking/boxes).

Holy shit - it's clear again.

Words can't describe it

I LOVE this place

Edward Street - from the album Night Parachuting
© 1991 Spiral Sky Music, Toronto


Friday, 3 June 2022


time to go home

and so

It is a fond farewell
to the city I moved to right out of college
when I was 21 - no clue
just a baby

Toronto was where if anything really interesting
was going to happen (in an accompanying orbit),
this is where it would be
a promise fulfilled

Toronto shaped me into who I am
1979 - 2022
43 years

I got married here, had a daughter here
I immersed myself and I loved it

time to go home and reflect
bare essentials

this video has really nothing to do w/anything
it's just the period at the end of a sentence.

F I N D I N G  G L O R I A 
sound up, 720p

optimized for night vision

a jim lamarche remix
from the album ONE LIFE
assembled in photoshop, logic audio and final cut

featuring the Roland System 8

source music w/seán tucker-clemens
ben & anita tatlow

landscape visual photography courtesy of 

visit ONE LIFE - the page

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