Monty Python at 50

“And now for something completely different.” John Cleese’s iconic phrase sums up Monty Python to near perfection. Fifty years later, the shoe still fits. A long-time friend and his dad introduced me to the sheer insanity of the Pythons when I was in my mid-teens. They kept VHS recordings of Monty Python’s Flying Circus around. […]

Veganniversary – 2 Years Later

Two years a vegan. Many days are heart-heavy. Thoughts slip in and out of the unconscionable slaughter and suffering that takes place every day. Every minute, every second… And most of humanity does not realize it. Nor do they accept the reality when the facts and science is placed in front of them. The Amazon […]

Inform, Entertain, Inspire – Chapter 3

Welcome to September. This Labour Day, let me share more info on my favourite kind of labour, the writing craft. Another trick of the trade. Over the course of the summer , I’ve explained a way to approach writing work. Does your finished product inform, entertain/engage and lastly, inspire? Here, I want to address inspire before concluding […]

Megadeth – Rust In Peace.

The name Megadeth defines one of the biggest thrash metal acts. Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson stand out as master commanders of their respective instruments.  Ellefson evolved over the years into a brilliant bassist with incredible timing, solid tone and a frantic attack keeping things solidified.  Mustaine has one of the most identifiable voices in […]

Inform, Entertain, Inspire. Chapter 2

Previously, I introduced I.E.I. Inform, Entertain and Inspire. A way to think about written works and works in progress. It occurred to me that while initially the “E” was supposed to represent entertain, the word “engage” could also apply. Writing isn’t always going to be about entertainment. It’s not entertaining for instance, to write a […]

Jackson Browne, The Great Predictor.

  Jackson Browne’s 1996 album Looking East delivered mostly messages of positive reflection. It is a journey of self-discovery and appreciation for living. (“Some Bridges” and “Alive in The World”). The fourth track of the album starts as a chorus of harmonics before Browne starts singing what has become a frighteningly accurate prediction of the present […]