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Bitter grounds offers up eclectic content that showcases my progress as an amateur artist, photographer and writer.  I'm now in the process of creating a Vlog devoted to musings about the pandemic and how it is impacting our lives. It's still under development, but join me as I slog along finding a voice. 

The Mapping Toronto section is on hold until the pandemic is over.  However, supporters will get an advance peak at some of the raw material for the Pandemic Chronicles along with first look at any finished products, once I sort the logistics out. When Covid passes into history, the focus of course will change but we can discuss that as we go along. You'll help shift the focus when it's time. 

I've already purchased a decent camera and mic so the quality will be pretty decent. Just have to brush up on my video editing skills. 

Supporters get a look at the raw material and can help choose the photos for the Mapping Toronto Project.   

Why support Bitter Grounds Magazine? If you want to read/listen to original content, your help is essential.

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This will kickstart my move towards dedicating more time to Bitter Grounds and getting MAPPING TORONTO started. 

Mapping TO will be a long term project looking at each neighbourhood - yes all 140 of them. First job is upgrading my camera equipment to a DSLR setup. Read more about this on my webpage Mapping Toronto

I'll be setting different goals as I progress, so pop back to see how I'm doing.
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