Tag: Arts Nova Scotia

Main Street Melancholy

1960s small-town life When I was a kid in 1960s small-town Nova Scotia, going “uptown” was a big deal. Oh, the wonders to be seen at Woolworth’s, the hardware store and the Metropolitan store in those simpler times! Tanks full of innocent goldfish, waiting to be bagged up and taken home to a guaranteed short…

LESSONS LEARNED FROM MY HERMITAGE

I learned a few things while living and working alone in Lunenburg, NS these past five weeks: 1. Five t-shirts, three sweaters, a raincoat, and three pairs of pants is all the clothing you need for five writing weeks. And hand-washing underwear/socks is pretty easy. 2. Quiet (inner and outer) is conducive and necessary to…