At The Drive-In

The entrance and screen, Empire Theatres Drive-In, Westville, Nova Scotia. The final screening of a film at the landmark Westville Drive-In happened in 2013. The Sobeys-owned Empire Company sold off their theater holdings to Cineplex in a 200 million dollar sale. That sale did not include the Westville Drive-In. The frames of playground equipment remain, […]

Confessions of an Arcade Mall Rat

Eight Quarters, an hour or so of time, an escape. Long before I even started to split my time between the Westside of New Glasgow and Pictou¬†Landing, I was a bona-fide certified nerdified Friday Night Mall Rat. For years I was one of the regulars at the Highland Square Mall’s Arcade. I would usually lose […]

Steppin Out of a Las Vegas Elevator

One cool breezy morning in Las Vegas I was coming down to breakfast at The Bellagio. When I arrived back at the ground floor the elevator doors opened and I heard Joe Jackson’s cool appropriate track “Stepping Out” was kicking off. I walked through the laneway¬†in the Casino while tuning into Jackson’s classic keyboard wizardry. […]