Bob Dylan, Saint John New Brunswick.

I was in eleventh grade. My writing was inspired by Leonard Cohen, the various blues, heavy metal, and hard rock lyricists who kept me thinking, and one of the other masters of the songwriting form, Bob Dylan. In the spring of 1996, Bob Dylan was on a tour taking him through some stops in Atlantic […]

News Print, News Delivery

July 1st. Canada Day. 151st marking of confederation. Historical reflections. July 1st will mark another historical moment of sorts. It might be viewed as significantly small by many. To my hometown of New Glasgow and the surrounding communities it’s six day a week newspaper will print the same as competitor The Pictou Advocate as a […]

Leonard Cohen at 80 #mondayblogs #writing #canada

    Most writers and indeed many people would flip out just to possess even an ounce of Leonard Cohen’s confidence. Some would take having his confidence over having all of his writing talent. There are many nights that I would lie awake and read “Stranger Music” as it was my introduction to Cohen’s words […]