Nothing is Something

A blank screen, a blank page, will eventually lose it`s blankness. Sounds philosophical. Blankness is a word that sounds like it shouldn`t exist. Occasions happen where the blank screens and pages exist for a reason. I want newer writers to consider this reasoning. “I’ve done nothing in ages.” The cure for Writer’s Block is to […]

Barnett Newman – Colours

Barnett Newman’s Iconic Voice of Fire I remember the controversy surrounding this painting. In 1989 when it was purchased by the National Gallery in Ottawa for 1.8 million dollars, people went crazy. At the time it was lots of money invested into something that people argued was not art. I was ten years of age […]

The Best Christmas Eve

It was the year of eighth grade. The worst school year. A dreadful personal year health-wise. My folks were at the beginning of a divorce we all worked hard to get through. I mention the lows because the highs are now more memorable. This was one of those highs. My Mom wanted to head out […]

Comforting Comfort Food

One of my favourite 7-course meals is a pan of roasted potatoes and a six-pack…. All kidding aside, comfort food during my teenage years was junk garbage. There were days when my friends and I would scrape together change we found on floors and in between furniture just so we could rip through a fast-food […]

Sensitivity Is Not Weakness

“You are sensitive” I’ve received that commentary voiced as if it were an insult many times in my 39 years. Most occasions on the receiving end I’ve absorbed it as an insult. Never understood why. There have been countless occasions where I have said I would gladly give up my perceived sensitivity. Now it’s a […]