Relaunch of KevinRyaN.ca
Welcome to the relaunch of KevinRyaN.ca! I’m so excited to have this space to share the origins,…
VOTE FOR GLASS HOUSES
I hope you can take a few minutes and enjoy this video of my song Glass Houses. It has been an audience favourite over the years, and as I elaborate in my reflection below – timely for today’s world. Glass Houses also happens to be my entry in the CBC Searchlight contest. If you like it, feel free to give me a vote (Kevin Ryan, PEI). Check out some of the other artists too!
Voting for this round extends until June 8 at 3PM.
Glass Houses. We all live in them. We carefully vet our social media profiles to project perfection while hurling daggers publicly and privately at those vulnerable enough to attempt to be themselves. In the era of dangerous polarization and identity politics, differences of opinion incite barbarous attacks with the intention to draw blood first and ask questions later. We dare not admit to ever making mistakes, and when our “enemies” fall down, we devour the spectacle with glee. But no happiness resides in this stuff. Always being right is exhausting and false. The synaptic electricity of true connection is extinguished. The path to honest debate and understanding is obliterated, leaving us all, to quote Rilke, “unutterably alone.”
Kevin has combined these passions to create “Nursing Stories and Songs”, an exploration of nursing themes inspired by his experiences as a Registered Nurse.
As a Registered Nurse, Kevin has worked in the fields of Emergency, Home Care, and Mental Health. His goal is to put the patient and family first, understanding that communication and compassion are as important as knowledge and skill. He currently endeavours to instill these values with students in his role as Clinical Nursing Instructor at UPEI’s Faculty of Nursing.
With over twenty-five years as a professional entertainer and songwriter, Kevin is at ease performing to crowds of all sizes in various settings and venues.
Although much has been written and spoken about the art and science of nursing, never before has the subject been explored in song and music. With “Nursing Stories and Songs”, Kevin uses rich narratives and anecdotes to set up well-crafted songs which explore his own nursing journey. He admires and questions nursing practice at the same time and invites the audience to do the same, with an underlying admiration of the nursing profession.