Veganuary – Think Whole Foods!

New Year is a chance to invest in your health. To get a newer lease on a greener way of life. Let that new lease become an everyday opportunity. Forget New Year’s Resolutions. Resolve to be better each day. Think Whole Food plant-based eating. @WriterDann

Veganuary 2021

New Year. New Veganuary. 2020’s history pages are still being written even with the beginning of 2021. The effects of the pandemic are going to linger and last well into this year. The more people move away from eating animals, the less likely of zoonotic diseases potentially leading to a global pandemic. @WriterDann

Sega Retro Racing Arcade Games

Arcade racing games were usually at the front of many centers because they drew money. They drew crowds of curious onlookers. Even with the advancement of technology, I am of the view that three of Sega’s racers stand the test of time. I recall a period at my local joint where Out Run and Super […]

A Reality Check

All it takes is one incident. With one incident of brutal sunburn, I was told you increase your chances of getting some form of skin cancer by a whopping 50%. Having fair skin, and at least two of those sunburn incidents incidents one of which I remember clearly, my chances were always high. Sometimes all […]

Let Nothing Go To Waste

Frogsong Productions presents Let Nothing Go To Waste. A colleague asked me last week a basic question last week about the new publication. “What’s it about? I could not provide her with a simple enough answer. Or any sort of answer. It was an odd moment of self-realization. The best I could manage was to […]

Blue Rodeo – “Casino”, 30 Years Later.

On November 20th 1990, One of Canada’s most iconic acts released their third album to much critical and fan acclaim. The first two tracks, the fan favourites “Til I Am Myself Again” and “What Am I Doing Here?” strike an instantly relatable lyrical relationship with the audience while the band starts a masterclass in musicianship. […]

A Job Description

What does a writer do? We all could spend hours in “shop talk” describing what we do as word artists. I’ve edited down my possible job and artistic description to the following; Writing is resolution. It is making sense of nonsense. When the nonsense still makes no sense, I work to find a humorous resolution […]

My Favourite 20-Year Headache.

In between life and his main gig, Rush’s Geddy Lee made a record that deserves much more credit than it gets. The recently re-released My Favourite Headache is a musical and poetic delight from the legendary bassist/vocalist. Lee composed the music with long-time K.D. Lang collaborator and producer Ben Mink. With multi-tracked layered bass parts, […]

Angry Gratitude

Look silly now, and smile! It’s not our best picture. It’s a good one though. Christmas, sometime in the mid-90’s at the old house. Our best picture together is around somewhere. I was angry that I could not find it. Then I was grateful knowing it exists in one of the digital subfolders I have. […]