Welcome to Buddy Breathing, a blog. My life on four acres of woodland in Kelowna, British Columbia began in 2018, but that’s just part of the story. I’m a poet, photographer, librettist, and arts facilitator born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A lover of words and people, you can read about some of my initiatives and collaborations here. If you’d like to know more about my writing and poetry, drop by my author website and Pop-Up-Poetry website.
I tend to blog about and photograph life’s perplexing, beautiful, and sacred details that catch the eye of my heart. My hope and O2 on days when I can barely catch my breath is somehow grounded in the mystery of Emmanuel, meaning “God with us.” I don’t know, more than I know, most days. My blog is equal parts angst, introspection, hope, and light!
“Perhaps the grace of God means something like this,
you didn’t have to be, but you are because
the party wouldn’t have been complete without you.
Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen.
Do not be afraid. I am with you.”
You can read the back story of this blog here, ‘A Little Background’. The name Buddy Breathing is inspired by my friend and recreational scuba diver Art Suke, who passed from us far too soon. Art, and a sweet and gentle canine spirit named Buddy. If a dog is a muse, so he was.
These are the words of a life in progress. Thanks for dropping by!