Thursday, January 20, 2011

From Single Malt Cove - January 20, 2011 Column: PEC as Cultural Artifact

Discover the world in PEC

From Single Malt Cove

By Brandy Gale

Single Malt Cove in The County is my home, but the other day I was thinking of how one can never know any place completely. Making foreign places not so foreign has been a passion of mine since I took my first baby steps in the Grottos de Han, a cave system near Rochfort, Belgium.

As a military brat, growing up all over the planet with my beloved family exposed me to constant challenges of adaptation and taught me to explore new cultures rather than fear their different-ness. As a young adult, I peregrinated for many years: a jaunt here, an expedition there, learning and exploring.
More recently, I've painted during my forays. I invent an alternative landscape of sorts, a semi-abstract one that hopefully captures some essence of the locale.

In between creative sessions, my artistic soul moves among the location's people, landscape, customs, ideas, and culture. Whatever a place's gifts are, I seek to communicate them to others on canvas: souvenirs of my own journey to seek beauty, light and all things centred and positive. To me, this is happiness worth pursuing anywhere.

If you're interested in the world, in people, in art and culture, in discovering a meaningful way to live your life and how to be happy, then The County is a wonderful spot to...

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Introducing: From Single Malt Cove

To my great happiness and honour, I have been invited by the local paper to write a column.

Meet the new columnists at the County Weekly News, from left, Bryan Bondy, Pat Larkin, Brandy Gaile, Vicky Roy, Graham Sayers, and Ange Stever.
JEROME LESSARD/The Intelligencer
PICTON – County Weekly News (CWN) will soon be offering the Generation X's perspective.
Starting Thursday, a group of six young and dynamic columnists will share their views and opinions on a variety of topics. From social media and current events, technology, lifestyle, local business community, to cultural scene, everything Prince Edward County will be open for discussion.

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