Inform, Entertain, Inspire. Chapter 2

Previously, I introduced I.E.I. Inform, Entertain and Inspire. A way to think about written works and works in progress. It occurred to me that while initially the “E” was supposed to represent entertain, the word “engage” could also apply. Writing isn’t always going to be about entertainment. It’s not entertaining for instance, to write a […]

Jackson Browne, The Great Predictor.

  Jackson Browne’s 1996 album Looking East delivered mostly messages of positive reflection. It is a journey of self-discovery and appreciation for living. (“Some Bridges” and “Alive in The World”). The fourth track of the album starts as a chorus of harmonics before Browne starts singing what has become a frighteningly accurate prediction of the present […]

Vegan Grocery Bills

“It’s too expensive to eat healthy!” – Most people. Since adopting a plant-based diet in 2017, my spouse and I have proven this wrong to every single person who has said this to us. The cost to not eating healthy can be significantly more in the long run. I’ve covered this in previous writings and […]

Inform, Entertain, Inspire. Chapter 1

Whether telling a story or providing information, writing needs to accomplish at least one of these things. If it accomplishes all three, then the better it may read to a set of interested eyes. One of the final things to consider in the revision process is summed up with the initials I.E.I. Inform – Most of […]

Pictou Golf Course

The grass is now taller than some people. Traces of where the putting greens were are almost non-existent. The Pictou Harbour Golf Club was a mainstay for many residents of Pictou County for decades. One resident of Pictou connected to the Grohmann Knives company was known to play a round every single day until just […]

A Canada Day Reflective

We started to see election advertisements as early as May… For an OCTOBER election.. This is insulting. We all need to be left alone for a while from all the nonsense. So turn off the news. Open a book. Open your front door. Find nature. Lose yourself in some fresh air. If someone campaigning comes […]