Letting Go and Adding Value

Old red was the first instrument I ever owned. My music lessons as a kid to that point was through piano training. Fourth grade and I wanted to just grow my hair long and play loud music. A classmate introduced me to heavy metal music. The guitar players seemed to get all the girls. I […]

La La Land. A La La Letdown, and Saving Jazz.

I expected so much more from this critically acclaimed film. Given the accolades it has received, I expected more. Given the stellar cast of talent, I expected more. This is not going to be a complete review of the film. I will let you all judge for yourselves as to what you think of it. […]

The Old Road

Photo: Green Hill Provincial Park, from Tourism Nova Scotia website. In February 2011, I wrote a note reflecting on the drive between New Glasgow and my Mom’s place in Salt Springs. It is now known as the “old highway”. The newer twinned highway is where most of the traffic now flows. It leaves the old […]

My First Compact Disc

Heavy Metal and Hard rock dominated my cassette collection when my music holdings  welcomeed Compact Discs. Given my collection’s obvious favouritsm towards metal, many of my friends were shocked that Arrested Development’s 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of… would be the first disc I would own. The amount of hip-hop in my […]

This Is What Anxiety Feels Like

#ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike  If you are in Canada and browsing on #Twitter over Sunday, you would have noticed this hashtag trending. Stigma Fighters CEO Sarah Fader started up the conservation to get people talking some more about anxiety. It took me a second to realize that she brilliantly started this up. It was a conversation that caught viral […]