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, […]

Beer, Wine and Spirits.

A quiet drink at home. This is part of how I will spend Canada Day. A drink goes well with writing and some music spinning in the background. I’ve become a devotee of the local craft brewing industry here in Nova Scotia. There is some amazing product on the market. Much of the craft beer […]

Reminiscing On Radio Days

For many nights as a kid during the mid to late 1980’s and again into a period of the 90’s the radio was a great source of comfort and entertainment. That first period into the 1980’s was a great time for the glam metal bands that started to figuratively take over programming director playlists. It […]

The Pursuit of Pursuits

This writing tatt is very significant to me. I asked hometown New Glasgow Nova Scotia tattoo artist Brian Mackenzie if he could draw up something reflective and symbolic of writing, include a quill pen and the hand-written word “Solitude”. This is the brilliant design he came up with, now on my right arm. “Solitude” is also the title […]