A research project that I began in June 2010 has finally reached its conclusion: I have co-authored a book with Dr. Paul Bogaard, entitled The Struggle for Sackville: The British Re-settlement of Chignecto 1755-1770. This book was published by the Tantramar Heritage Trust and released in time for Sackville, New Brunswick’s 250th anniversary, which we […]Read more "Published!"
I mean nothing literal or malevolent by the title, mind you, but a Sackville housewarming party is not your typical lukewarm gathering punctuated by stale small talk and crusty jello-mold puddings. The line comes from the beginning of a song by Stars, called “Your Ex-Lover is Dead”: In short, Sackville weekends are nothing like Viennese […]Read more "Housewarming, the Sackville Way: Set Yourself on Fire"
The smells of fall are in the air: a crisp breeze with the occasional hint of burning leaves; fresh soil after rain; a warm pumpkin chai latte; that particular adolescent swirl of hormones, stale beer, and nervous enthusiasm for one’s first year of university. That last one might seem a bit off-putting to some, but […]Read more "First Clash Bash: Rockin’ Out with Joel Plaskett and Pat LePoidevin"