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 […]

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 […]