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The Return of the Barbershop

Exactly two years ago I wrote a feature story for this very magazine about growing a beard. It highlighted the return of the beard with a-listers like Tom Hardy, that teddy bear Galifianakis and even pretty boy Ryan Gosling who were all rocking some fur on the cheeks. Now the beard is omnipresent. (Little known … Continue reading The Return of the Barbershop

Here comes the sun.

Winter Wonderland

I was back home for the holidays. And more than ever before, the landscape was a beautiful winter wonderland. It was cold as all hell--as it should be--but the sun and accompanying blue skies were out almost every day. Here are a couple quick shots from dog walks with Hank into the Winter Wonderland.

Canadians and Beer: A Love Story

In light of Canada Day this weekend, my latest article with Chill magazine is centred on Canada's infatuation with beer, naturally.  by RYAN BOLTON Marc Garneau, Canada’s first astronaut in space, is a Canadian icon for copious reasons. First Canadian up in the dark, distant expanse. Current member of parliament. He’s honoured as Companion of … Continue reading Canadians and Beer: A Love Story

Me and my mustache

I just had the following piece published in Sharp magazine, Canada's Magazine for Men. It's a piece that has a little personal weight behind it. by RYAN BOLTON I have something growing on my face. It's a slow growth. Not painful mind you, mainly scratchy. And when having a discussion with someone, I can typically … Continue reading Me and my mustache

You Call that News?

When the world gets figuratively smacked up, sometimes it’s easier to turn a shoulder. It’s something I’ve been musing about for years now. With scandals occurring, well, daily, from Rupert Murdoch’s disastrous attempt at upholding journalistic standards with his papers and FOX News to Anthony Weiner being, cough, inappropriate at best, I’m just hearing about … Continue reading You Call that News?