Monthly Archives: July 2009

Why don’t people in Kelowna attend the festivals?

I have heard it is because of the snow, the rain, the wind, the heat, the wind. There is another event, game, movie, festival. The snow hills call, the beaches are attractive, there is a hockey match. The questions continue … Continue reading

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What is Valuable? Kelowna fire!

When people flee their homes in the face of destructive fire, the wall of wind and flame attacking, what do they take? They take first that which is alive. The cat or dog that climbs into their laps and offers … Continue reading

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Kelowna Fire

The fire at Rose Valley and the Glenrosa area have both been contained and the mop up is all that is left. Some 17,000 people had to evacuate their homes. Anxiety hung in the air like the gray smoke clouds … Continue reading

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After the Smoke Clears in Kelowna Fire

Today the air is much more clear. There is no ash on the surfaces out side of our house. The only residuals that we are experiencing is that Cameron and I both are clogged up. He with sinus difficulties. I … Continue reading

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Kelowna On Fire

The last three days have been harrowing. We first heard that the fire on the other side of the bridge had begun as we sat in the car dealership purchasing two vehicles. To roll the story back, Cameron had car … Continue reading

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Buddah, Hot summer and Moving Art

Cameron played tonight with Yoko, from Nelson, who is also a Buddhist. After the gig, he came home and started doing some research on Buddhist chants. His screen saver is an amazing image from Viet Nam of a giant, white … Continue reading

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What was I doing when I lost my focus?

Summer heat, body resists. I sit on the step and watch the bees busy in lavender losing their way. Quick flight returning to purple blossoms visited only a moment before, circling. I wonder: Are they getting essence from a repeated … Continue reading

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When is art or a project “finished?”

As I push on through the deadlines and find the last six weeks of furious activity becoming a memory, I can only step back and watch myself. My mind has come to relish the adrenalized existence. Even as I was … Continue reading

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How can you get creative in the Okanagan Sun?

Creative in Summer: Poetry and Photography Teaching: 1. The Outdoor Poet: July 18 9 am – 2 pm Cherie Hanson holds an M.A. in English with a concentration in Contemporary Poetry from UBC, Vancouver. She was one of six poets … Continue reading

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Hansonward Newsletter: What’s up in the arts in Kelowna?

Cherie and Cameron have returned from the Disparate Voices show in Vienna, Austria in May. In three weeks they re-landscaped the backyard, painted the kitchen, totally gutted (including removing the floor boards and subfloor) the bathroom and rebuilt it including … Continue reading

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