I don’t hate kids

Midway through the summer I shared a pic through Twitter of my niece with me holding her. What followed was a series of private messages from readers with the same theme. “I thought you hated kids!” Absolutely no where in my essays, blog posts and any published works have I ever written the words “I hate kids/children.” […]

Paper Importance

Blank paper is meant to be drawn in. To be written in. To be a vehicle for something artistic. As the digital age continues to evolve, I still see a world of writers keeping paper close by. Paper represents a physical presence of an expression. Even a blank page in front of my desk could […]

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 […]

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 […]

9th Grade Coffee Mornings

My mother began to make regular stops at a downtown Tim Hortons location on the way to work in the mornings. As a youth on my way to school with a penchant for junk food, this was great. If I didn’t feel like eating toast and cereal I went with coffee and donuts from the […]

Ambition

  Robert Herjavec (Known to people from TV’s Shark Tank, Dragon’s Den) once said something about not understanding people without ambition. It knocked me out. I instantly developed a better understanding of myself. Understanding a little bit about what drives people to do more and make their lives better. The content on these pages is […]

September Solitudes and Labour Day

Here again September Even writing the name of the month on paper or screen brings a smile to my face. The very thought of the approaching fall is refreshing. I’ve written about it on these pages and elsewhere. As a subject it never gets tiring. The changing weather. The changing season. Life really beginning as […]

Social Media Saturation?

Lots of businesses are telling people to “Like them on Facebook”. We are witnessing an evolution of sorts where many of these same businesses are posting longer social media promotions within their print and web advertising. They want you to Like us on Facebook, Tweet us on Twitter, see some pics on Snapchat and Instagram. Pretty soon […]