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Because Music (Uxbridge Cosmos Feb. 2020)

Dear readers, where do I start? You may not remember me. I’m your friendly neighbourhood jazz singer-slash-mother of three. Since you last read me, I and my family left my “Life in the Big City,” and moved back to Uxbridge;…

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The Dark Road (Uxbridge Cosmos Feb. 2017)

It is nighttime. Not sure how late. Feels like three in the morning. Could be ten p.m. because I’m only seven years old. My big sister is next to me in our family car and we’re separated by our pillows…

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Fancy Beards and Fancy Coffee (Uxbridge Cosmos Jan. 2015)

I’m getting old. It’s official. I apologize for that statement, as I know that some of you will be thinking, “I remember eleven-year-old Whitney playing “Fagin” in Oliver! at Uxbridge Public School…So, how old does that make ME?” Listen, once…Read more
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Let's All Hate Toronto (Uxbridge Cosmos Sept. 2014)

*Please note: The following piece was written before I learned of Rob Ford's cancer diagnosis. Though I disagree with the man's politics, I do not wish this terrible illness on anyone and wish him luck and good health, as wellRead more

This is Why I Sing (Uxbridge Cosmos Sept. 2013)

If you look at my business card, you'll read that I list myself as a “vocalist” (yes, we have business cards too.) Though you may roll your eyes or snicker at my possibly pretentious use of the word “vocalist” as…

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