The Blue Stones opening for Pearl Jam outside of Wrigley Field - Photo by Neal Zeleznak @nealpatrickz The end of 2020 is here, the year of the World Altering Pandemic has come and gone. The year where we took two steps in the wrong direction, countless times. We took steps forward followed by leaps backwards, … Continue reading That’s a WAP, 2020
Newspapers are still being printed and purchased. Will that last? With each new medium that comes along people have been predicting the demise of the medium that came before. “Television was going to kill movies, television was going to kill radio and then radio was going to kill newspapers,” says John Hinds, president and chief … Continue reading The struggle to survive in a digital age
Music festivals should be expected to stay true to their roots, just as much as bands are expected to stick to their originality and sound over what their label wants them to do.
Live shows are what is keeping the music business alive and festivals have been an enormous part of that for decades. But they don’t always “stay true” to their roots, as many of us expect they should.
Growing up, I can’t say that I had it the worst, but I know I didn’t have it the best. I always gazed upon the kids that ‘had it all’ and my jealousy overcame me. I wanted that perfect family that all got together for Sunday dinners and took cute family pictures so bad that … Continue reading Battling with yourself
There are a few times in the life of a writer that they take on the stress of a mental block. For me, it’s right now and I really hope that this is the beginning of the end. I find myself sitting at a picnic table in a dog park downtown Ottawa searching for inspiration. … Continue reading The sharp knife of a short life
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Canada should move forward on the legalization of marijuana.
The time it takes an officer to respond to the call of a crime in progress could cost a life. If we were able to stand up for our fellow citizens without fear of punishment, that life could be saved.
People spend decades behind bars for crimes they didn't commit.
I was walking through downtown Detroit one smoggy, cold morning having a smoke on my way to work when I turned to the side and my jaw dropped. I couldn’t believe what I saw. My chest was sore and it felt as if my heart had plummeted into my stomach. I stopped moving all together … Continue reading Life after death