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March 2016

The Sunday Letter

Sunday Sundries, Vol. 39: Race to the finish

One of the reasons I started this blog was that I wanted a place to share all the things I was thinking about. It’s hard to really know what you think of something until you write it down. As well as place that holds stories, photos and tales of tea and travel, I also like sharing fun things I find on the Internet. Every Sunday I share a peek of what I’m reading, listening to, inspired by, and give an update about what’s going on in my life. These are my Sunday sundries.

This is my final week in phase one of the master plan (the plan where I get my Masters). As I barrel headfirst towards my adventures in London (who’s packing what when?) and Bosnia (do I have enough SD cards???), the Internet (caps, that’s right Canadian Style Guide) provides a much-needed respite from interview transcription, wrestling with Adobe Audition (looking forward to the new psychic update where the program can read my mind) and frantically wondering how I will get everything done before I leave on Saturday. In. Six. Days.

Cute dog courtesy of a story I’m currently working on.

Here are your Sunday Sundries!

And that is it for this late edition of the Sunday Sundries!

Best of luck,

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The Sunday Letter

Sunday Sundries, Vol. 38: Zooming right along

One of the reasons I started this blog was that I wanted a place to share all the things I was thinking about. It’s hard to really know what you think of something until you write it down. As well as place that holds stories, photos and tales of tea and travel, I also like sharing fun things I find on the Internet. Every Sunday I share a peek of what I’m reading, listening to, inspired by, and give an update about what’s going on in my life. These are my Sunday sundries.

It was a good week. I had three photoshoots, including a session for Sarah Hart’s new Brand Mapping Method website which will be shortly re-launching. I took the above photo during the shoot. It’s really minimalist and there’s something about it that strikes me the right way. I also shot Miriam Toews who was at King’s to give a lecture, and Des Adams with his well-trained adopted pit bull, Rascal, who I’m making a short radio doc about for school.

What else is happening in life? I’m doing Jessica Abel’s first ever Creative Focus Workshop. She’s the author of Out on the Wire and she also has a podcast about the creative process. Her radio voice zens me out.

I finished Gloria Steinem’s memoir “My Life on the Road” which I am a bit obsessed with and will write a review about for my book list soon. In the meantime, go out and get it! I don’t care what demographic you are. Go. Buy it. Now.

And now for your regularly scheduled sundries:

That’s it for this week folks! Thanks for tuning in.  All the love! Can’t believe I’ll be writing to you from London soon. 🇬🇧❤️

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The Sunday Letter

Sunday Sundries, Vol. 37: Penthouse Poems

Hello my lovelies!  I hope everything is going well for you. I’ve been running around a lot this week doing interviews for some radio projects as well as preparing to take off for England in less than three weeks! These days I’m powered mostly by this roasted gyokuro tea from Kagoshima.

Since I’ll be moving to the UK for a short while I’ve also been brainstorming stories to do for the blog while I’m there. Also, if anyone reading this is in the UK and wants to shoot together, whether for collaboration or hire please give me a shout! I would love to do some portrait sessions in London.

This week I also posted about how Canadians can get their UK youth mobility visa (a thinly veiled cry of ‘joooooin meeeeee‘). Will you be in the UK between March 27 and May 7? If so, give a shout and maybe we can get coffee (or tea, let’s be real Britain)! I also had a great pre-departure interview with Photographers Without Borders that I think I did not too badly with so I gave myself a pat on the back for that.

Until later,

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