Well, it's been almost a year since I've last sat down with a keyboard and the need to turn my thoughts free to the internet. This past year was a year that I found myself disconnecting from a lot of the world and focusing on improving the things in my life that I can control.... Continue Reading →
Exploring Alberta: Campio Brewing (Edmonton)
This past weekend I had the absolute pleasure of seeing one of my favourite bands in concert. With Calgary not having sorted out their arena issues just yet, Edmonton was the nearest city they found themselves in. This meant that my friend and I got to do something that we haven't done in two years.... Continue Reading →
What Exactly Am I Doing Here?
I am not a writer. I’ve been fooling myself and other people.John Steinbeck Well, the last month has been pretty busy for me. After my last post, I decided to dive head first into building a life that I've wanted. For a long time I sat around and kind of hoped that friends and experiences... Continue Reading →
Life… And other confusing matters.
“Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.”- Edgar Allan Poe Is it possible to have a third or quarter life crisis? With the looming completion of another turn around the sun for me, sleep has become somewhat of a commodity. I've found myself laying in bed for hours, thinking about any,... Continue Reading →
Sunshine and Summer Nights
The weather here can be temperamental sometimes and the winters are long. They are cold, and dark and really take a toll on me by the time they end. We get thunder storms that come through and blacken the skies. They destroy our crops and homes with large hail. Sometimes I wonder why I like... Continue Reading →
Happy Fathers Day
It's Fathers Day here in Canada. It's a day that we take to celebrate all of the amazing men in our lives that choose to take on one of life's most difficult tasks.... Raising the next generation. This day has for the last few years... been tough and I really can't help but wonder if... Continue Reading →
Don’t let your demons scare you
Time for some real talk. This will be a long post! This past year, the topic of mental illness and mental health has been brought front and center on both sides of the fence; with some using it to justify their arguments one way or the other for various lock down measures, or lack there... Continue Reading →
Dear Dad… (An open letter)
It feels like it's been a lifetime since you left us here. And life has finally started to feel like it has some semblance of normalcy in it again. I've settled back into my life here in the big city and I've had more good days than bad for the first time in a long... Continue Reading →
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist.- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five Well, it's been a minute since I've read a book. But life has been pretty crazy. I finally managed to get one done though. This is a book that was recommended to me by a friend. I'm not one... Continue Reading →
A Time for Reflection.
“Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one man seems nonsense to another.”― Siddhartha Gautama One of the most memorable years in a long time... Continue Reading →