It’s no secret to those closest to me and several loyal readers that I did not like school at all. A story in my latest book “Let Nothing Go To Waste” touches on my final few days of grade twelve, and my non-attendance at graduation. The majority of my reflections of school now remain positive. […]
If you attended school during the late 1980’s and early to mid 1990’s and even took a minute interest in computers, you saw this logo. You used this version of Microsoft Windows. As the information highway revolution was evolving, Internet Explorer became my favoured web browser over Netscape. There were discussions among the high school […]
Legendary Space-Rock act “Hawkwind” have an ultimate anthem with their track “Vegan Lunch”. It is a peppy, upbeat message of kindness, compassion and conservation. Founder and sole original remaining member Dave Brock is speaking loudly about the need for the world to wake up to the realities of animal cruelty, personal health and climate change. […]
Buy Less! You probably did not need anything in the first place!
My fondness for literal humour has roots. Only recently, those memories were discovered. This book was in my second grade classroom. My eyes read it dozens of times over the course of the school year. The character Amelia Bedelia is in my view one of the most underappreciated in all of literature. My mispronunciation of […]
Please welcome Chad Mitchell, one of my oldest friends as we co-write a tribute to one of our favourite hometown stores. There were many locally owned stores in our hometown throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, but none of them had the charm and longevity of Big Al’s Convenience in the North end of New Glasgow, […]
In his review, Rolling Stone Magazine’s J.D. Considine wrote “Mob Rules finds the band as dull-witted and flatulent as ever.” With great respect to Mr. Considine, I wondered if he was listening to the wrong album. I don’t hear any gas passing or dull moments on the entire record. The Mob Rules, still rules, forty years […]
When I tell people I was involved in activism from a young age, they think I am outright full of it. At first. I was sharp enough for my young age to actually understand what was going on. Tipper Gore and her Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) band of do-nothing white-privileged dead oyster necklace wearing […]