Kemba raps in “Exhale” off his newest album Gilda, “I feel more pressure from my n*ggas than my critics (uh).” This line relates to something we’ve been thinking about for awhile, if you read our last newsletter you’ll know. It this idea that how we interact with art is somehow important enough to be, almost … Continue reading Supporting Artists: Friends, Collaborators and Strangers
Talking About My Father
For anyone interested, my article can be found here : http://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2017-09-28/lifestyle/dealing-with-loss-of-my-dad/
I find the nakedness of blogging really preventative sometimes. Many people who know me have started reading my blog somewhat regularly and it's left me with a bad taste in the mouth. I like that people read my work, but I also find myself wanting to write about these people. Perhaps, I've made this blog … Continue reading The Takeover
Why Are You Here?
Anyone who's read this blog knows that I have a particular fascination with the people who read this thing. I'm incessantly curious about you because why wouldn't I be? It's something special to have people willing to read my thoughts on a semi-regular basis, to have people agree with me to some extent. I guess … Continue reading Why Are You Here?
I was talking to my friend at work the other day about lifestyle. She works in the paper's lifestyle section so it's no wonder we talked about it like writers - in the abstract. Her job is essentially to create fun articles that are informative and helpful but also more transporting than the run-of-the-mill news … Continue reading Lifestyle
I'm constantly wondering if I spend my time well. It's weird but I always wonder should I be writing? Should I be contributing something to other people rather than just caring about my own happiness? It's not that I am unhappy, it's more that I know too well what makes me happy. I know that … Continue reading New Things
It's something so intrinsic to my being. I am a writer - few people understand how important and monumental of a thing that is for me, for my life and my worldview.
Second City: Silly and Serious
Second City Toronto is a wonderful place. I've an affinity beyond just the typical comedy fan for a very good reason: my time as a member of the comedy cohort there. Well it was just a camp for a week, but I did tell some jokes on a tiny side stage that got some laughs. … Continue reading Second City: Silly and Serious
Summer and School: Nothing in Particular
So, another summer has passed. I have come to appreciate seasons more and more as I get older. I'm not saying I am old but rather I have more freedom and so there's something unstoppably refreshing about change. Change means action, it means getting a grip on yourself. It's very easy, especially while still living … Continue reading Summer and School: Nothing in Particular
Loss and Life
A good friend of mine lost his Grandfather recently. He was not without grief or a sense of loss but he understood the occurrence and his inability to change it. I have an appreciation for anything so stoic, anything that I think Marcus Aurelius would've done, so it's no surprise that I found my friend … Continue reading Loss and Life