Posts By: Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman is a poet, spoken word artist, blogger, cultural journalist, and digital nomad. She’s been writing regularly for The Voice Magazine since 2004, not long after she began studying psychology at Athabasca. Her poetry has been published in Descant, The Talking Leaves, Chizine, Our Times, The Best of Tigertail, and Pottersfield Portfolio and her articles in Design is Political, Rawckus Magazine, Coastal Life, The New Internationalist, This Magazine, and in her blog, The Mindful Bard. She grew up in Nova Scotia, but after having lived in New Hampshire and North Africa she’s now settled in Montreal.

In Conversation—with Thor Simonsen

Thor Simonsen is a creative entrepreneur and the mastermind behind Ajungi (AH-YUNG-EE), a collective made up of 19 Nunavut singer-songwriters whose debut album is being released today (November 22).  The idea for the recording project came to Simonsen via his role as Creative Director of Hitmakerz, a record company in Iqaluit that supports the development… Read more »

The Zen of Sullivan’s Travels

“There’s a lot to be said for making people laugh.  Did you know that’s all some people have? It isn’t much, but it’s better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan.”                                                                                         -John L.  Sullivan in Sullivan’s Travels “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” did seem like an odd title for a film.  Rumored to have been lifted… Read more »

In Conversation—with Bree Taylor

Bree Taylor is a Canadian singer-songwriter of pop-inspired country tunes full of authentic feeling and deep affirmations of life and love.  The just-released video for her song “Drive” is a delightful road trip full of fun, natural beauty, and the joy of female camaraderie.  Taylor recently took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s questions about… Read more »

Why Fear?

“The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.”            ~Tacitus You have to love this oft-repeated horror flick scene: Our hapless hero or heroine is lying in bed when they hear a noise and feel driven to go out looking for the unknown menace, even if that means entering a dank basement or… Read more »

Why Are We So Down on Such Wonderful Things?

“Instead of hate, celebrate.”                    ~Prince Here’s a short list of things that get a lot of flack for no good reason— and why we might try looking at them from their good sides. Drinking and gambling The problem with these two pastimes is that they tend to become addictive and take over our lives, to… Read more »