Category Archives: A-Z Blog Challenge 2015

Brought to you by the letter Z for Jazz, baby!

Zap! …I really can’t believe the month is over and this is the last A-Z challenge post! No more daily Nita in your inbox! I love the letter Z. There are a lot of great things I could have written … Continue reading

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Y: Yukon meditation

In 2012 I did a series of one minute films that I called “one Yukon minute.” The idea was to spend one minute in meditation, looking at a photograph…except it would be a living photograph, with movement and sound. Serene. … Continue reading

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X is for Xylophone!

C’mon…raise your hands. How many of you think of this little toy when you hear the word xylophone? Actually, the term xylophone also includes instruments such as the marimba, the semantron and the vibes. BUT (for you purists – I’m talkin’ … Continue reading

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the letter W is brought to you by…Geraldine?

Lets take a little walk down memory lane, shall we? Lets visit …           1965 with Johnny Cash, June Carter & Bill Russell: 1971 with Ray Charles 1970 on the Ed Sullivan show. The Devil made … Continue reading

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V is for Vincent

Mr. C and I visited the National Art Gallery in Ottawa in 2001, and lucky for us, several Vincent van Gogh paintings were in residence at the time. Vincent van Gogh’s paintings are breath taking, especially – especially! – in … Continue reading

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the alliterative letter U and an Undertaking

University undergraduate Ursula underestimated her uniquely ugly Ukranian uncle Ulric as he ululated and undulated under his umber-coloured umbrella.  Phew! Now for the undertaking: Yesterday I took it upon myself to make a small gift for our egg lady. Every couple of … Continue reading

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The letter T is brought to you by Winnie the Pooh, because Today is Thursday, and isn’t it amazing that the letter T should fall on a Thursday?

Now one autumn morning when the wind had blown all the leaves off the trees in the night, and was trying to blow the branches off, Pooh and Piglet were sitting in  the  Thoughtful Spot and wondering. “What I think,” said … Continue reading

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R: Raqs Bedaya

In 2011 I choreographed and produced a full theatre production that featured the Big Band, the Saba Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble and ensemble soloists. If you’ve watched any of the videos I’ve re-posted about the show during the A-Z in … Continue reading

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Q

I bet you thought that today I’d write about quilts. Or about the rock group Queen. Or maybe about how much I loved that movie about drag queens, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. How about a few quizzical things I … Continue reading

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the Letter P: The Partridge Family still makes my little hippy heart go pitter patter

I was nine years old when the show first aired in 1970 and 13 years old at the final episode in 1974. Talk about the formative years! Did you know that The Partridge Family show was actually based on the … Continue reading

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O is for Old MacDonald’s Daughter!

…performing to a little something by Frank Sinatra at Saqra’s Showcase, November 2009 I’m participating in the Blogging From A-Z challenge.  One blog post for each letter of the alphabet, each day of April (except Sunday). 

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N is for North: a poem

On Spring, North of 60 The seeking rays of the sun, golden in the perfect clearness of the returning morning light have found the hippy-heart crystals in my window and are casting rainbows of colour onto my walls and kitchen … Continue reading

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