Summer Word Drought?

The summer drought. It’s not really a lack of words. It’s the missing drive to get them onto the empty page and screen. It’s become routine for me in a way. A step-back before several steps forward. I went from dreading September as a kid to looking forward to them as an adult. Over the […]

10 Years of Planned UnParenthood

September 2022 will mark the ten year anniversary for my first book. Beyond a slight formatting revision in 2015 that was necessary, I have no other plans to ever revise the content given the content is still just as fresh, the discussions just as relevant. To the best of my knowledge, this remains the first […]

Avoiding The Cinema

In my latest book “Let Nothing Go To Waste”, I share some reflections and fun memories when I was a regular cinema goer in the chapter “At The Movies”. Let me summarize briefly. I’m not a fan of the theater anymore. You cannot press pause on the film. If you get up for food or […]

A General Notion

There is so much chaos that has been in the news the past week. Events that bring such dark clouds over humanity are supposed to be the catalyst for change. Uvalde Texas. Only a few weeks after a tragedy in Buffalo, New York. There are always similar events in America that do not get as […]

The Legacy of The Simpsons’ Comic Book Guy

You all have likely heard someone speak like this beloved character. “Worst _________ Ever!!!” While watching one of those silly filler holiday movies on Netflix, someone in a scene comes out of a cinema and says “Worst Movie Ever!”. Complete with the tone, and sarcastic wit that has made it into pop culture history. That […]

At Big Al’s – Dann Alexander and Chad Mitchell

Please welcome Chad Mitchell, one of my oldest friends as we co-write a tribute to one of our favourite hometown stores. There were many locally owned stores in our hometown throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, but none of them had the charm and longevity of Big Al’s Convenience in the North end of New Glasgow, […]

Identifying “Anchor” Content

The most oft-asked question I get in this business is one you have all heard. “What do you write about?” It never gets old. Why would it? Shop talk will frequently lead to productive shop work. What you write about the most could be considered your anchor content. I define anchor content as work that […]

Youth In The Arts

Youth will quit the arts for two main reasons. They are forced into it and have no actual interest. They are interested, but parents and educators demand instant perfection. Instead of demanding perfection, we should encourage encouragement. @WriterDann

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 […]