[16 Mar 2016 | 3 Comments | 1,043 views]
I Survived A -110 Degree Cold Spa Experience

Last week I did something kind of crazy. Ok, more than ‘kind of’ – I’d put it up there on the top 10 list of ‘things I maybe didn’t think all the way through.’ Specifically, I took off almost all of my clothes and stepped into a room that was colder than Antarctica – by a huge margin.

As a Canadian, I’ve seen some cold in my time. In addition to the daily -30 C slog I have to deal with during a typically Montreal winter, I’ve also headed up past the Arctic Circle and braved -57 C nights (and that’s before wind-chill). Still, nothing I had ever experienced before could have prepared me for what I was to experience in that 8×8-foot room at the Sparkling Hill Resort near Vernon, British Columbia.

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Everything Else, Freelance Writing »

[25 Sep 2015 | No Comment | 1,176 views]
Fear Of Change Is Real In The Publishing World

There are many takeaways from Maloney’s chronicle of the challenges she faced at the LA Times.

Everything Else, Exhaust Fumes, Freelance Writing »

[19 May 2015 | No Comment | 1,879 views]
The Gumball 3000 Awaits

My next adventure/project is a little out of the ordinary, even for me.

Exhaust Fumes »

[20 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 2,050 views]
The Last Rust-Free Datsun 280Z In New England

I’d been searching for a long time. Nine months of serious looking, preceded by a spring where I’d toyed with the idea of adding a Datsun Z car to my driveway as a fun driver / potential track car.

Music Business »

[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 1,710 views]
Bill Withers, Or Forgetting What It’s Like To Love Making Music

There’s no such thing as an ‘overnight sensation’ in music.