The NES. Greatest Gaming System?

When you discuss the history of video games, it is impossible to disregard the impact of what may be the greatest system to ever hit the market. This can be debated and argued to infinity. Everyone and anyone who lived their youth through the mid to late 80’s and early 90’s either owned one of […]

20 Year Bass

It was a hot summer day and I was recently transitioning from Canmore to Calgary. I finally landed a decent-paying job with a local printing company. I was living with a couple of friends thinking all was going to be well. (It fell apart quickly). I was thinking of music and maybe owning a kind […]

Make Old Radio New.

One of the best gifts of the digital age has been advances in archiving. We listen back in time to classic theater of the mind. Some of that content is now approaching 100 years old. Sirius XM has a great channel devoted entirely to old-time radio. Appropriately named “Radio Classics” it is a splendid look […]

Bob Dylan, Saint John New Brunswick.

I was in eleventh grade. My writing was inspired by Leonard Cohen, the various blues, heavy metal, and hard rock lyricists who kept me thinking, and one of the other masters of the songwriting form, Bob Dylan. In the spring of 1996, Bob Dylan was on a tour taking him through some stops in Atlantic […]

Veganism is Logical

When sound science speaks. Everyone should be listening. The COVID-19 pandemic has rightfully been putting lifestyle and better living back to the front pages. Wet markets are still abundant. Like SARS, H1N1 (Swine Flu) and BSE (Mad Cow), the world has been reminded of the origins of these illnesses. These are Zoonotic diseases passed on […]

Vegans At The Meat Market

Just because a market focuses on meats, does not mean it has to be avoided in order to buy produce. While I understand the opinions of many in the global vegan community who might disagree, hear me out. Where I live, there is a nearby small market with such a focus. It has “meat market” […]