Less Is More, Really.

You don’t need all kinds of stuff. Maybe you need less of it. If you need more, it should only be things that you find real value in. Things you can need to live and survive.  In my younger days, there was zero understanding of what hoarding was. I would be in amazement of all […]

Having Kids Has Zero Appeal

To me anyways…and a few others around the world. A few million others. Years of writing on the subject of not wanting to be a parent. Years of observations and dedicated research. The result remains the same. There are daily reminders to me as to how grateful I am for the decision I have made […]

Rebels and Renegades

This grand old classic punk rock record remains one of my personal faves. Glenn Danzig in my view is still one of the greatest vocalists.  Part of my identity was shaped by having a broad range in musical taste. There is very little that has changed about the kind of music I enjoy. Listening to […]

Maudie – A Nova Scotia Story

Maudie is a Nova Scotia story. Too bad that it had to be filmed in Newfoundland and Ireland due to cancellation of the Nova Scotia Film Tax Credit. The film’s screenplay is a romanticized glimpse into the life of one of Canada’s most celebrated painters. It has a stellar performance from Sally Hawkins, who should […]

In Memory, Chris Cornell

Photo: Associated Press      Everything great that will be said about Chris Cornell in grief, has already been said about him in life. Many times over. That is how remarkable an artist he was.      Chris Cornell was the voice of most of my own personal soundtrack for my teen years. Something I […]

Canada at 150

     A golden sunrise cast a wide net over the capital on a warm July morning. It was going to be another day of double-digit thermometer readings.  My spouse and I had a wedding to attend that night. There was a nice gap of time between now and the evenings’ festivities.  We decided to […]

A Place for Bass

This old garage. There was always some great music coming through this workshop. I walked by it often since I lived a few blocks away up the street from this place. Through a mutual friend I met the owner of the place and his amazing family one evening.  Jon Mac was an employee at the […]

Picture Days

As my recovery from jaw surgery continues, I’ve spent a few reflective minutes back on all of my insecurities with body image. Part of the reason I am rather elated to have had jaw surgery is because I have never been happy with my smile let alone my facial profile in general. To this day, […]

Jaw Surgery Recovery

On the 23rd and 24th of last month, I posted a 2-part commentary about the days leading up to my jaw surgery procedure on the 25th. Let me say I am very grateful for the kind words of support from everyone. It is rather amazing to see messages of support from many people. Recovery is well underway. […]

Kids Were Jerks

Here’s a coffee shop self-portrait that has absolutely nothing to do with the subject matter in this writing. 4th grade picture day in elementary school. Another nightmare of a day when the travelling band of goofy gits would come to the school to take individual and class photographs. All so parents could order prints of […]