Music of the 80’s

Image courtesy of Google Play The reflections of the music of the decades past will be a unique commentary from fans about what they heard. Like all music, it is subject to interpretation. Each era reflects some positive progression. The music of the 1980’s is one decade era offering an amazing look into where things […]

Canada 150. A Supplementary Reflection.

As it happens, I was not completed with my ramblings and reflections on Canada’s 150th birthday. They started here if you want to go read that post before continuing on. Canada has a long way to go. It has come far in 150 years. It needs to go so much farther. There are a couple of points that need […]

Gord Downie’s Poetry, Educational Gold.

It belongs in the English curriculum of every senior high school in Canada. Leonard Cohen’s work appeared in my high school 9th grade English class. I was already studying his work and using his influence in the creative aspects of my attempts to write at that young age. One of the other poetry books in […]

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 […]

Green Gables and Canada 150

Photo courtesy of Parks Canada Prince Edward Island is one of Canada’s crown jewels. I’ve never taken for granted the connection in my family to the Island. My Dad’s Mom and her family were all Islanders. There was a reason I spent so many summer days there as a kid. I’ve seen and been to […]

This Is What Anxiety Feels Like

#ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike  If you are in Canada and browsing on #Twitter over Sunday, you would have noticed this hashtag trending. Stigma Fighters CEO Sarah Fader started up the conservation to get people talking some more about anxiety. It took me a second to realize that she brilliantly started this up. It was a conversation that caught viral […]

Fully Completely. A brilliant musical portrait of Canada

I remember when The Tragically Hip’s masterpiece was released. Through the music video for “Courage” I was hooked. This was a need to own album. I respected The Hip somewhat to this point but could never really get into the previous records. As “Courage” continued in heavy rotation on Much Music, I became more interested […]

Pictou County Pizza

Photo by Hannah J. Bennett (Twitter: @hannahbennettNS) The home county has some reputations with food. Many people who have never even been to Pictou County, Nova Scotia have heard of Pictou County’s reputation for almost-perfect pizza. When I worked and lived in Western Canada and tell tales to people about where I was from, some would […]

Winter Scene

Here’s a look back at a personal favourite photo. It’s taken from a restaurant overlooking the back yard behind it. Many have been fooled by this and thought it to be an opening to a large open field. It actually opens up to a harbour. This winter was a particularly cold one. The last few […]

Fiscal Year End for Writers

This week I spent some more time working on my year-end for my writing business. As someone who finds math very trying, I really wanted to come up with a way to manage the accounting aspect of things efficiently. After seeking advice from an Accounting Firm, starting in 2010, I started a very basic template […]