Nova Scotia Rhinoceros Party – What If?

I consider myself politically correct and independent. I believe that the world would be better served by non-partisan politics. The best ideas of all sides of the spectrum dumped into one large melting pot. Nova Scotia is now at the infancy of an election campaign. As if the news was not full of enough depressing and […]

The Old Road

Photo: Green Hill Provincial Park, from Tourism Nova Scotia website. In February 2011, I wrote a note reflecting on the drive between New Glasgow and my Mom’s place in Salt Springs. It is now known as the “old highway”. The newer twinned highway is where most of the traffic now flows. It leaves the old […]

Movie Rental Retail Winds Down Further

No one likes to see the end of an era. Especially for something blissfully positive like the retail movie rental business. The pending closure of Halifax, Nova Scotia’s “Video Difference” has brought up talk of the evolution in the business again. Video Difference does not seem bitter about it. Instead of complaining about the state […]

The Grand Mother of Grand Central

This picture speaks more than a thousand words. It could represent the book cover of an entire collection of conversations and general memories I’ve had with my Dad’s parents. The long side yard that took up the majority of their property was many things. It was a yard to run and play in. It was […]

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 […]

International Childfree Day 2014 #mondayblogs

This past Friday August 1, another International Childfree Day presented and passed. Certainly a humbling day for me personally having won “International Childfree Man of The Year”. I am grateful to the selection panel for their consideration, my family, colleagues, friends and to the Childfree community as a whole for their kind words of support. […]

Taking Risks

This photo is from a Cemetery in Halifax. Not the famous one in Fairview which is the burial ground for many of the victims of the Titanic. This one is Camp Hill, near the famous Halifax Public Gardens. The remains of a true writing inspiration lies a few dozen yards away from where I am […]

Granville at Noon

Granville Street in Halifax has some sort of inexplicable charm at any time of year. Come Fall, gone are the outdoor patio settings that most of the eateries eagerly roll out when the sun is blazing and the beer pitchers are a welcome sight for thirsty restaurant patrons. Before stopping to take this photo, I walked […]

Uneven Dice – A Further Introduction

For nearly a year, I have been passionately pursuing further study of humour writing. No matter how much reading material I have on the go, there always has to be something funny kicking around. Even if I get to reading a few sentences, it is worth reading on the chance that something brilliantly funny will be read. […]