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 […]

Perusing Poetic Verses

My first publishing credits were as a poet, where I appeared in three anthologies over the course of the same number of years with the Calgary Stroll of Poets. It was a nice trip down memory lane to pull these off the shelf and review the work that they published. They were interesting pieces of […]

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 […]

Leonard Cohen Words N Music

A few weeks ago whilst perusing bookshelves in a Minnesota store, I came across a vast selection of works from this treasure of Canadian literature. Leonard Cohen’s poetry remain a strong influence on my own work and a pristine lesson in connectivity with words. I was still in high school when I picked up a […]