A General Notion

There is so much chaos that has been in the news the past week. Events that bring such dark clouds over humanity are supposed to be the catalyst for change. Uvalde Texas. Only a few weeks after a tragedy in Buffalo, New York. There are always similar events in America that do not get as […]

Prosperity Preachers. Still Robbing From Vulnerable People.

I am old enough to remember watching the televangelism boom of the 80’s and 90’s. Where charlatans and grifters begged for money from followers under the guise of religion. It is 2022, and prosperity preachers are still finding ways to prey on the vulnerable. They promise growth of personal wealth, supernatural miracles of health and […]

Kiss – A Reflection on “Revenge”

30 years ago today on May 19, 2022, KISS released the first album after the passing of powerhouse drummer Eric Carr. It marked a sonic directional change with a more raw sound than what was experienced in all of the records post “Creatures of The Night”. It was an interesting time for music with the […]

Gordon Lightfoot – “Solo”

In March of 2020, there was much going on around us all. Through the chaos, there was some beautiful clarity to be found in the music of Gordon Lightfoot. “Solo” is an intimate experience of a master craftsman delivering inspired performances. Gordon Lightfoot remains one of my favourite artists. I cherish the records of his […]

Non Sequitur Writing Exercise

Note taking and note writing does not have to be a series of coherent sentences. Occasionally, I will be writing out the literal first words that come to mind. Reading back many of those sentences out loud creates hilarity. You end up stringing together a series of non sequiturs that could sound ridiculous. So far, […]

New Writing Wisdom

In an effort to overcome self-confidence concerns, learn to understand something about the trade and craft that people do not think. Accept the consequences with what happens. So if your first draft or first sentence works. Accept the consequences. If it needs revision, accept that it needs revision. Good writers learn to encapsulate emotion, encapsulate […]

AC/DC. Rock and Roll Simplicity?

There is beauty in simplicity. AC/DC have been referred to as simplistic. The long-running joke with them has always been that they keep making the same album. The more discerning listener would disagree. Even if the albums all sounded the same, then so what? It’s a formula that has worked well for them. The ride […]

Short Comments on Veganism. February 2022

The first plant-based Covid-19 vaccine now has approval in Canada. Medicago has the capacity to produce millions of vaccine doses per year. While I had hoped it would get approval sooner in order to be able to receive it, it is now approved for those that can. Hopefully, it will be available to pharmacies still […]