Looking For Today

How appropriate that I should use a Black Sabbath song for a blog title. Won’t be the last time I assure you. Friday’s for many seem to be the one day of the week where everyone finds themselves. Even for a brief few minutes or hours, everyone rides in the wave of relief that the […]

Recovery Room of Writing

The seemingly down moments in this business can be turned into the most sobering and uplifting. Last night I started to picture what a recovery room would look like, full of some of the people whose work I respect and admire. Further, I picture how each of these great talents might have gotten through a few […]

Black Sabbath – Back To Earth

Upon what is normally a sombre day of reflection dedicated to those who have put themselves in the lines of fire and for freedom, a happy piece of news for the heavy metal community. After much speculation and news that new music was being written, the original Earth / Black Sabbath lineup of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony […]

Confessions of an Arcade Mall Rat

Eight Quarters, an hour or so of time, an escape. Long before I even started to split my time between the Westside of New Glasgow and Pictou Landing, I was a bona-fide certified nerdified Friday Night Mall Rat. For years I was one of the regulars at the Highland Square Mall’s Arcade. I would usually lose […]

The Pursuit of Pursuits

This writing tatt is very significant to me. I asked hometown New Glasgow Nova Scotia tattoo artist Brian Mackenzie if he could draw up something reflective and symbolic of writing, include a quill pen and the hand-written word “Solitude”. This is the brilliant design he came up with, now on my right arm. “Solitude” is also the title […]