Hope and Possibility

I’m hoping this will be my last emotionally-charged blog, fingers crossed! I was going to write about my fantabulous Saturday night, as a friend’s band returned to town to play for a packed house at Muligan’s in Lennoxville.

But I just got back from yet another moving speaker evening. The last of of the Donald Speaker Series, Dr. James Orbinski came to speak to a full crowd at Bandeen Hall. Orbinski headed “Medecins Sans Frontieres” (I have no accents on my computer), or Doctors Without Borders, for 3 years based in several African countries.

Inspiration overload. I have been dabbling in speakers and documentaries and other sources to try and figure out where, when and to what capacity I want to spend time offering [marginally] skilled labor in a developing country in the next few years. I figure it’s my responsibility to do all that I can, however insignificant it may seem.

Dr. Orbinski made things a little clearer tonight as he shared his insight on his own experiences. He was such a caring and humble soul, reiterating the simplicity of humanitarianism: we all should just do what we know to be good. Despite the consequences. I only hope I can be as strong as him in the experiences ahead of me.

What’s Spinnin’?

Massawippi Skank of course! All Bishop’s grads, these guys are making their mark on the Montreal music scene and beyond. They played to a packed house on Saturday and left us all wanting more! They were opened by Big in China, Another bunch of Lennoxvillains.

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