Autumn is here and the leaves are in the process of changing colours. Did I mention that autumn is my favourite time of year. There have also been some changes in my personal life as well, with the biggest change, I guess, being my retirement from the Salmon Arm Observer newspaper on August 28 after 18 years a reporter/photographer/columnist.
It was only after a lot of thought – about five minutes or so – that I made the conscious decision to become a full-time professional storyteller. All I can say is that it not only feels right, it feel great.
Since then I’ve been pretty busy. On Sunday, Sept. 1, I took the stage for the 4th Annual Burger, Beer and a Bard at the R. J. Haney Heritage Village amphitheatre, accompanied by The Red Mollies (Sandy Fraser and Sue and Saro Stevens).
The following weekend I did a warmup for Canadian blues icon Jim Byrnes at the George Elliott Theatre in Lake Country. Afterwards the management asked me to do a show on Dec. 5, so now I’m working to put that show together.
On Sunday, Oct. 12, I will be doing three shows out at the Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park at the annual Salute To The Sockeye put on by the Adams River Salmon Society.
Meanwhile, we are rehearsing for our upcoming Christmas Shows in Salmon Arm, Kamloops, Merritt, Squam Bay, Barriere, Clearwater and Wells.
Hope to see you out at one of the upcoming shows.