40 Years of The Wall

There are other certainties in life besides death and taxes. One of them is the guarantee that you can hear songs from Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” multiple times per day on rock radio. The epic concept album continues to stand the test of infinite time. While not my favourite Floyd album (That honour belongs to […]

At The Drive-In

The entrance and screen, Empire Theatres Drive-In, Westville, Nova Scotia. The final screening of a film at the landmark Westville Drive-In happened in 2013. The Sobeys-owned Empire Company sold off their theater holdings to Cineplex in a 200 million dollar sale. That sale did not include the Westville Drive-In. The frames of playground equipment remain, […]

The Toys That Made Us – Season 3

(Photo: Netflix) The popular Netflix series has returned for a third season taking viewers back down memory lane. The season offers more pleasant reflections on popular toy sets that still line the walls of many collectors across the globe. I was really looking forward to the final episode of the season covering the great goofy […]

Education Dedication

Read well and you will write well. The drive to improve and learn should never cease. A single word or sentence will sometimes stick with me as a way to better communicate through the page or screen. Finding this gem of a book for a buck not too long ago gave me a great investment […]

Origins of Heavy Metal – Blue Cheer

An argument that may never cease among fans, historians and journalists alike. What were the true origins of heavy metal music? Few would disagree that Black Sabbath defined heavy metal for everything that would come after it. I firmly believe that the very roots of heavy metal began with Blue Cheer, Sir Lord Baltimore, Vanilla […]

Formatting Matters

There’s a scene in Footloose that had me thinking of writing fundamentals. It was fitting given that lately I’ve been driven to review my own work with a sharper eye. John Lithgow’s¬†¬†character Reverend Shaw Moore is typing away at a sermon before a conversation with Lori Singer (Ariel Moore). Towards the end of the scene […]