Gord Downie

My 100 & Me [Week 21]

I’ve been thinking a lot about fire these days. Not because I’m a pyro (well maybe a little at heart) but because it seems to me that fire is a source of a lot of metaphors in my life. A good fire offers a reliable source of heat, a comforting and often nostalgic appeal to our senses given the smells…

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One Year Without Him

It’s been one year to the day that we lost Gord Downie. He was Canada’s Poet. The Tom Thompson of the Music world. Lead singer in the greatest rock band, The Tragically Hip. My love for the Hip’s music spans most of my teen and adult years to date (and for anyone keeping score – that’s a lot of time!). Gord…

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