"Talking it over" with legendary Canadian pianist Glenn Gould (or at least his likeness) on bench outside CBC headquarters in Toronto.


Talking the night away with newspaper hacks during Town Crier reunion in Toronto.

Renowned U.S. gospel pianist Jeff Stice charting a song for me at Steve Hurst School 25th anniversary, held in July 2016 on Lee University campus in Cleveland, Tenn.

Working out some arrangements myself in the SHS piano lab.

Unveiling a banner I created for Making Wishes Come True, an Ontario-based annual papercrafting charity event in support of Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.

ALMOST THERE: A view from the top of a Mayan pyramid in Coba, Mexico. Laborious climb aside, it was an enchanting experience!

My favorite corner after all these years. "Up the Run" in Bradford, Pa., where I lived a complete life in the early 1990s.

Looking back at Canada (and Jan and Katie) from just offshore at Point Pelee, in Lake Erie, near Leamington, Ont.

With the Cadence Camp A Cappella Singers in Toronto, July 2015. A fun and intense week-long vocal workout put on by a cappella wizards and performing artists Cadence.

Part of newchoir, getting ready to sing "O Canada" with Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

With songstress/poet Sarah Slean at newchoir rehearsal for concert she was headlining.

At Carnegie Hall, with credentials! "Total Vocal" concert, March 29, 2015.

Backstage with Cadence bass singer Kurt Sampson after newchoir concert.

Jazz guitarist Warren Greig played on my "Sighs of the Times" album.

Engineer Paul Wiggins and violinist Jennifer Melvin recording "My Father's Violin".

On stage with Susan Freed and Josh Singletary during Steve Hurst School of Music 20th anniversary, at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., July 2011.

My son Blair and I crossing the Grand Canyon in a helicopter. Awesome!

Noting the signs while exploring the meteor impact crater near Flagstaff, Az.

Recording some of my brother's songs at The Headroom studio in Nashville, July 2005.

Checking out Bill Gaither's studio in Alexandria, Ind. a few years later.

Sound check for Basses Loaded quartet at Trevecca University in Nashville. Take my word for it, we did clean up well!

I played Avram the bookseller in Encore Entertainment's 2012 run of "Fiddler On The Roof" at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

Helping Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne with prizes for kids at her riding Boo Bash in 2013.

One day in 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper dropped by our journalism enterprise in Toronto. Austerity met austerity, but photo ops galore.