Some of my favourite places to eat

I love to eat out. It doesn’t always love me because OF COURSE it comes with extra calories and OF COURSE it comes at a price tag. But you know what? It’s fun. Other peoples’ food often tastes better than your own because you don’t taste the work you put into it. So here are…

Penny carrots

If you’ve never eaten penny carrots, you’re missing one of the best ways to get your Vitamin A. They are delicious. I first ate penny carrots at Everything Nice Cafe in Bridgewater. It’s one of the best places to eat in town. I’d like to add my carrots taste nothing like theirs. Oh well. Cook…

I made the mistake of shopping the day before a long weekend

I brought it on myself. After all, it was the Friday of a long weekend. The last day of school. And government cheque week. Throw in some hot sun, and it was one scorcher of a day to run errands in Bridgewater. I am very thankful my car has air conditioning. Otherwise, I would have…

One week*

Driving to work Wednesday, I got stuck behind a tractor trailer on its way to the Oakhill sawmill. The fresh cut trees smelled good in the damp morning air. They smelled like history. It won’t be long before scenes like this will be rare, especially on North Street in Bridgewater, which has been rather notorious…

Let’s hope we all won’t have to pack our bags for Alberta

It’s a day of change for southwestern Nova Scotia: mills that literally altered the province’s landscape and culture are closing. About 2,000 people in the local forestry industry are out of work. Call it Bowaters, Resolute, or the Mersey. Either way, the beginning of the end is here, after the local mills limped along as…

What is new (and old)

My ‘Fro After working my buns off (literally as I think I’ve lost weight or at least redistributed it), I decided to treat myself to my annual hair cut. In other words, my hair had two inches of split ends upon split ends upon… you get the picture fellow long-haired people. It was getting hard…

I love grocery shopping

I occasionally put in a few hours working as an assistant at a Bridgewater grocery store.  Usually I do birthday parties with young’uns, but Sunday I had the experience of offering samples to grocery shoppers as they went about their Sunday errands, pushing carts and kids. Now that I’m unemployed (read: broke) I don’t enjoy…

Roundabout Roulette

The Apocalypse is here! Be in fear!  For rural Nova Scotia now has another roundabout! A what? Okay, it’s kind of like what the Armdale Rotary used to be.  Only it’s like what the Armdale Rotary is now.  A roundabout. Now I for one have nothing totally against a roundabout.  In theory.  In fact, it…

The CSI complex and Paula Gallant’s murder

While I shy away from serious issues as often as I can, it’s impossible to ignore bad things that touch on our lives, if only through the news and my watching of all the CSIs ad nauseam. I was at Acadia University in Wolfville when missing local resident Leslie Ann Conrad was found dead in…

Remembering old school CKBW as HANK-FM hits the air

For those of you who live in large towns, you probably don’t get excited when a new radio station hits the air.  Why should you?  Stations come and go. In a small place like Lunenburg County, though, radio stations change once every three generations or thereabouts. So the fact we have a new radio station…

Literary adventures on a recession budget

Though I don’t read as much as I used to (I’m afraid university took some of the fun out of that hobby) I still enjoy books. At the present time, I’m collecting more books than I’m actually reading, though I hope to (some day) enjoy sitting down with a good book dressed up in a…