I’ve got about 45 minutes before Lucas shows up to take me to the airport and then I’m off on my next adventure, Toronto.
I’m really glad I got my zine done in the first week and a half I was here. That left me time to play for the last few days. I think I spent the first four days getting myself situated and my project started and hiding out in the shed. Plus, the weather was crappy and wet and cold but the past few days it has been beautiful and in the 60’s (17C)
Caleb is my new favorite person. So now I have 3 new favorite people this year. It’s enough to make me not want to travel because I don’t want to meet awesome people that live so far away. Cap, Caleb, Sky and I got a car and went to the ocean on Sunday. It was bright and sunny but the water was cold. I drew a labyrinth in the sand and collected a few rocks. It was great to see the atlantic again.
Caleb and I had about a 14 hour conversation yesterday. He showed up around 1pm at the Anchor Archive and we went walking around town and up to the citadel that had a great view. I’ll post some photos later. The we went to his friends house and watch this ridiculous horror movie called Suspiria. I’m not a big horror fan but the film was sort of eye candy with interesting sets and things to look at. Then we can back to the Archive and sat in the kitchen finishing up my last 4 beers and talking until 3 am. It has been a long time since I just talked for that long with someone. Good times!
I’m seriously trying to sort how to have some sort of residency at our house. We have a spare room and Marc needs some help with zine cataloging and I’m sure we could use zine symposium help or the IPRC could use some help. I’ll have to think about it some more because I really want my friends to come and visit and work on projects. This whole trip has sort of set a new spark in me for community projects like that
So, ya, the trip has been awesome and just what I needed to get what I needed to get done. I even finished the mini Brainscan 24 that I was working on so now I have two new zines! I sold more than I expected at the Halifax zine fair. More people bought things that traded things which was unexpected. Ithink only 2 people traded. I have a ton more copies of SSR and brainscan for Canzine. I made 50 copies of the massive Brainscan 25 and I think I got rid of and gave away 20 copies but still, my pack is bulging with books and zines, I hope to not have to cross the boarder with them.
I guess that’s about it for Halifax. I don’t know if I’ll ever be coming back here but I enjoyed the time I have spent.
I got into Halifax the night before last. Sarah picked me up at the airport and took me back to her house. In the morning we went by the Anchor Archive and I got acquainted then went back to Sarah’s to grab my stuff to work with and headed back over to wait for someone who had the shed key.
I met some of the the other folks around here including Jake who does the Zine Machine Radio show who asked me to be on the show last night. I settled into the shed with half my stuff and a typewriter and started editing and typing a bit and getting a little work done too. Then I walked back over to Sarah and Al’s to procure a bike from Al for short me and brought a bit more of my stuff back over to the shed at the Anchor Archive.
Jake showed up and we rode to the College and read zines and talked about zines on the Zine Machine show. You can stream it or listen to it here. We were on from 22:00- 00:00 last night (Tuesday night) It was a lot of fun and we went out for a pitcher and good conversation afterwards.
Jake pointed me in a direction to ride and gave me directions. I must have messed them up because I was crazy lost and getting really frustrated. It was late and I text messaged with Paul in Portland who navigated me through the city with google maps. I finally got back here at 4am and talked with Paul on the internets and then crashed out around 5am.
It is now two PM and I am still under the covers in my bed in the shed. I just finished another draft for the Morgenmuffel zine anthology. I hope it works out! It isn’t raining outside anymore but the wind is blowing and the sun is out. I think it is about time for me to get up and go on an adventure.
My cat friend Cali who keeps coming into the shed and is annoying insistent for attentioThe typewriter and computer