Spaceballs at 30. Still a Scream.

John Alvin’s great theatrical release poster I was a late comer to the Star Wars franchise. Those first three films were the only ones I needed to see. Everything else that has come after it has been total garbage not worth watching. The celebrated franchise still maintains a large fan base and deservedly so. Between […]

Improvisation

A collection of hand-written and hand-printed improvisations Recently, I stumbled across a great YouTube clip from music great Chick Corea where he talks about improvisation. When it pertains to writing, improv is a theme worth visiting and re-visiting multiple times over. No one may be able to fully develop the perfect definition of what improvisation […]

Gord Downie’s Poetry, Educational Gold.

It belongs in the English curriculum of every senior high school in Canada. Leonard Cohen’s work appeared in my high school 9th grade English class. I was already studying his work and using his influence in the creative aspects of my attempts to write at that young age. One of the other poetry books in […]

Rambling Report Cards

Let me say it right off the top. I never liked school. No matter how much my teachers indicated that I seemed to enjoy it, I never did. The occasions that I did enjoy it, were the moments where I could create and write. My elementary school is in the middle of nowhere off the […]

A Canadian Conspiracy Theory

Canada is home to one of the largest groups of conspiracy theorists in the world. No membership is required to be part of this group. They have existed for a long time and usually appear in the comment sections of news stories at a specific time. This group is comprised of disgruntled players of Canada’s two […]

Minimalism and Social Media

Social Media is meant to be social. Otherwise it would just be thought of as an interactive computer game. It is meant to be a pleasant distraction. It is not meant to be a complete overwhelming distraction. Companies are looking to be the next Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat ad Instagram. They are looking to hit upon […]

Country: Portraits of An American Sound

Stumbled across this documentary on Netflix in the last few weeks. For fans of music and music history, it is worth a watch. It is a very mind-opening look at how photography plays such an important role in connecting music with people. Many of the great photographers who captured some historical moments in country music […]

Less is More, Really. Act 2

I keep thinking back to this old house. How the clutter made up such a part of what the house was. How that was then and this is now. I never realized being surrounded by clutter through my life would eventually influence my drive to work towards minimalism. In my view, having a ton of […]