Monthly Archives: December 2012

This is Not a Eulogy

Dear friends, I struggled with thoughts of where best to post a would-be eulogy concerning my uncle Sean; it is after all a very personal matter, but I think, since many of you have peered into my life of late, … Continue reading

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Shameless, Utterly Shameless

Dear friends — I ponder the possibility that, by means of outside social networking, you have not already heard mention of something I have to offer. In the case that mention has not yet reached you, the thing I have … Continue reading

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December 10

On December fifth, the second of our Toronto dates, I learned of my uncle Sean’s death. As I write here on the tenth of December in London Ontario, the funeral is over and Sean is gone. I don’t know where … Continue reading

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From Québec to Toronto

DECEMBER 1, TRAVEL TO QUEBEC Uncle Sean remains in a coma and my stepfather Davy will likely worsen. As planned I took the train to Quebec City, sombrely reflective of the previous day’s events. From my comfortable seat I watch … Continue reading

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November 30 — Day With Family in Montréal

While the rest of the crew made their way to Quebéc City, I stayed an extra day in Montreal. Friday morning, the 30th, I arrived by taxi at my mother’s apartment in N.D.G. My stepfather sits on the sofa — … Continue reading

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Montréal Shows

NOVEMBRE 28 — MONTRÉAL SHOW #1 Only when the show begins, when the house lights fade and the exit steps are strategically lit, does the Bell Centre look so vast from my perch in Guitar World. I have very few … Continue reading

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Leonard Cohen Tour Diary – Detroit to Montréal

  NOVEMBER 26, DETROIT SHOW DAY Imagine the joy, dear reader, of waking at 5am in a bunk, covered in one’s own sweat, clawing at the air for oxygen. At some point in our journey to Detroit, the heat fairies … Continue reading

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