Bren’s Highlights of 2012

Since the year 2012 felt like it sucked in a lot of ways for me, I thought it might be helpful to remind myself of the real accomplishments and joyful moments. So here are my twelve personal highlights of 2012.

– Publishing “Circles of Meaning, Labyrinths of Fear“, my longest and perhaps most eclectic and practical of my nonfiction books. Filming a promo video for it with Nadiya Shah.

– Visiting Nova Scotia, where I got to know my sister’s children a bit better, and attended AEGIS Fest, and made lots of music with Mj.

– Attending the Western Gate Samhain Festival in Kelowna, BC, and meeting some truly wonderful new friends, and also reconciling with another older friend.

– Publishing Fellwater, and then writing and publishing Hallowstone, my first ventures into nonfiction since I was a drama student at Guelph.

– Successfully raising almost $17,000 via Kickstarter to write “Clear and Present Thinking“, a college textbook on logic and critical thinking.

– Participating in the Burning of the King ceremony at HarvestFest.

– Covering 1,000 kilometres in the Gatineau Hills National Park, by walking the trails and paths every day for six months.

– Performing a concert with Greg Currie (again) and Ja Sonier at Hamilton PPD.

– Publishing “Iron Age ~ Council of the Clans“, a tabletop political strategy game which began as an exercise for my Social Justice students, and turned into something much bigger.

– Performing a concert with Greg Currie, Rikki LaCoste, Jennifer Robert, and J.D. Hobbes at Toronto Gaia Gathering. Also the pub night which followed, where I learned I have a twin living in Winnipeg.

– A relationship with a very interesting, very beautiful person, who I shall not name (she knows who she is), but which was, alas, all too brief. A bittersweet highlight, so it is.

– Visiting London, Toronto, and Elora for Yule and Christmas: a highlight of 2012 that is yet to come!

And what are some of your 2012 highlights? đŸ™‚

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3 Responses to Bren’s Highlights of 2012

  1. Christina says:

    Very productive year! We can’t wait to see the wonderful blessings that come forth for you in 2013.
    Bright Blessings

  2. CiarĂ¡n says:

    This makes me smile Bren!
    How do I subscribe to your blog? Is there a way to get it to email me new posts or to have it come up in my “reader” page on wordpress?
    Can’t wait till Christmas!

    • Brendan says:

      Haven’t the foggiest, I’m afraid. Somewhere in this system there’s an RSS Feed option, but I don’t know where it is. But if you are subscribed to my FB or twitter feed, you’ll find out quick enough when I post new things.

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