Morning Sodas

My earliest memories of soda sipping revolved around a community rink. After spending some time on the ice, I remember my parents going to a machine with coins in hand. The sequence even stands out to me. One coin, then two at the same time for some reason. Brother would get a Pepsi while I […]

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What If?

  When will this be over? When will physical distancing start to be a thing of the past? These questions are two of many that everyone is asking. We don’t know the answers. We can speculate all we want. The reality is, we do not know. Once people started to get wind of how serious […]

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, […]

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 […]

Memory Pub Crawl

I moved to Canmore, Alberta in April of 1999. Upon my arrival there within a day, I found a great pub over by where I would be working called the Rose and Crown. Spent the better part of the first 4 days in town eating meals there. Probably because I was insanely shy and not […]