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Looking for the perfect gift option? What about buying nothing?

With the holidays approaching, I just remembered an article I wrote two years ago that is perfect for this time of year. It’s all about the idea of a Buy Nothing Christmas, a movement whose name pretty much explains what it is all about. The article was published in Halifax’s…

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Why I stopped subscribing to National Geographic and Rolling Stone

As a freelance writer, I feel it’s important to support the publishing industry. Not surprisingly, I subscribe to almost 10 magazines, a daily newspaper and an online news site. But in the last year, the number of publications I subscribe to has dropped by two. The latest casualty is National…

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The CFL and Halifax

One of the great things about being a freelance writer is that you often get to write about things that interest you. (Contrary to popular belief, there are benefits to being a freelance writer.) My latest cover story for Halifax Magazine is a prime example of why I love what…

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A “sports” movie unlike any other

Traditional sports movies are predictable: a team faces some sort of challenge and wins in the end. (If my San Francisco 49ers worked like this in real life, I’d be a more pleasant person during the months of September to January.) I recently saw a “sports” movie that was unlike any I…

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Metro story about Brad Marchand

Yesterday, a story of mine about Brad Marchand was published in Metro. It was part of a larger feature about Marchand and his hometown Stanley Cup parade. This story in particular was about what his friends thought of him winning the cup. I spoke with Ryan Hillier, a childhood friend…

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