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Halifax Photo extravaganza


Sarah and I went on a bike ride on a nice day. This is the view from the edge of Point Pleasant Park. The ocean is off in the distance.


Halifax Zine Fair


More from the Halifax zine fair. There were people serving this super yummy squash and black bean stew. I had two bowls and went out for pizza with Lucas and Caleb afterwards. So much food!


Cap got a car and we went to the ocean with Sky and Caleb on a super beautiful day. Sorry, no dramatic pictures of me at the sea with my hair blowing.


I think it was called Raindown haven. It was a bit of a cove.


I like the ocean


I drew a labyrinth in the sand. I'm kind of obsessed with drawing them on everything.


Cap and Caleb. I joked that Caleb looks like he is about to take a bite out of a sandwich.



walking up to the citadel. You can see part of the commons.


more walking up to the citadel and you can see the harbor.


In the citadel a lot of it had sod roofs and you can see chimneys coming ouit... you can also see this silly sign.


The citadel is an 8 pointed star and really big. this is inside.


I should have taken more pictures up top. It was nice and there was a nice view. oh well. I had a good time and have memories.


Sonia came by for coffee the last day I was there. There was a how to use an aeropress demonstration and I took a photos of of Sonia and my aeropress.


the shed I called home for 2 weeks.


peering inside. I drew a labyrinth on the wall.


The bed was 4 feet off the ground and came with bedding.

I should have taken a photo when it was more lived in. It was cozy and I had everything I needed at arm’s length. I slept in my own sleeping bag and put the provided sleeping bag over the window.


View from the bed looking outside. There were nice hooks and shelves on the walls.


Robert's street Social Center as I was leaving. The sky was clear and beautiful. I sort of miss the place arleady.

So, that’s it for my Halifax photos. I had a good time. I hope some of the awesome people I met will come and visit me in Portland.  I’m also trying to figure out the logistics of having a zine residency of some sort at my house. Stayed tuned for more info.

I’m not in Toronto for my next adventure!



Good News!

I just four of that my application for the Anchor Archive Zine Residency for 2009 was acceted! It looks like I’ll be spending two weeks in Halifax, Nova Scotia submersing myself in zine more than usual! I have been accepted for October which I imagine will be chilly in Eastern Canada but it will be awesome!

I have been kicking around the skeletons of the twists and turns of the love story between Paul and I which is also the flipside, of Brainscan 21. I’m hoping that the love story will make the crawling out of an abusive relationship more palletable… or vice versa if you are into that sort of thing. It has been extremely difficult to write because there is so much history, arguably 12-17 years of it. It is hard to write about something and sort out the important bits when there is just so much.

Paul has been working on the original soundtrack for the zine and he is basically done with his part. It loosely tells his story. Some of the music is here if you wanna listen to it and the whole thing ends with a song where I sing back up with a fitting chorus “There’s a lot in life you can’t explain” I’m hoping that a continent’s distance will give me space to write and time to miss him and really reflect and remember what that deep sense of space felt like.

I don’t think they have a photocopier which sort of puts a damper on the layout process. I already have the cover and even the size the zine will be. it will be half legal sized with vellum or transparency covers that have an image of a Brainscan and say: Pre-existing conditions. Strange that in almost 12 years of doing my zine I have never used and MRI on the cover, eh?

On top of all that I am hoping to first hit up the Richmond Zine Fest in Virginia for my second time. I had a lot of fun last time and met some awesome people… and one adorable dog. I’m also excited to try to go to CanZine in Toronto. I have never been to Canzine or Toronto for that matter! Oooo and maybe I can go to West Virginia! I have now been to ever state but West Virginia, I’m going to have to start working on provinces next!

It is looking to be a gloomy day in Portland so I’m going to force myself out of bed to get down to my office for some work and also make some tofu scramble and vegan biscuits and gravy.