Good Riddance Ringling Bros.

Sam Simon was one of the greatest friends that the animal world ever had. The Simpsons co-creator and longtime veteran of television writing rooms was a philanthropist and passionate activist who contributed millions to many causes. Most of those causes revolved around saving the lives of animals. In the months leading up to his passing, […]

Holiday Writing

In between the meals, and in between the pints. I’ve found some time to write something just so I can write. I’m behind a closed door, in a room somewhere in Northern Ontario where I have written a few things before. A room where I have slept many good hours, and lied awake during a […]

Forgiveness Is Not a Requirement

Forgiving and Forgetting Religion has long been at the forefront of preaching the concept of broad-stroked forgiveness. Some of my youth was begrudgingly spent listening to sermons in church about the importance and “necessity” of forgiving. “We must forgive.” No matter who has wronged us and what they have done. Christianity constantly talks about how […]

Holding On To Creative Sparks

Some inspired thoughts are so inspired, they stick with you. Writers spend much time ensuring they get things down as quickly as possible. Losing an idea is losing an opportunity. There have been multiple occasions where I might have something that is just screaming to make it to paper and screen. Something so strong that […]

Lithgow at LaGuardia

Just finished up the first season of The Crown on Netflix. It is an impressive series. Stellar writing, performances, stellar everything. You don’t even have to be interested in the British Royal Family to appreciate this.  John Lithgow is brilliant as Winston Churchill in this. Seeing him in this first season reminded me of the […]

Moving to Canada – A Guide

Several months ago, I wrote and pitched an article idea to many publications. The point was to provide a somewhat satirical guide to anyone in America wanting to move to Canada, regardless of who might win the election. The article was not picked up. After some consideration, I am posting it here. It was edited after Hillary […]

The Case (and Concern) For #NaNoWriMo

One of the great joys of November is to see all of the National Novel Writing Month posts on social media. Writers sharing their successes and heartaches about their works in progress. It’s a global unification of people from all writing levels who work towards writing a novel script by the close of day on […]