Lisa Writes

I write about culture that goes pop, politics that snaps to it and conversations that crackle.

Book Signings in Saint John Oct. 5 & 6

I wrote a book! New Brunswick Underwater tells the story of the province's historic 2018 spring flood in three parts. First, it charts what happened, when over those two weeks that the St. John River flooded its banks. Second, it tells the natural history and...

The Summer of our Great Retreat

Years from now we may look back at this summer as The Great Retreat of 2018. Bloomberg recently reported that lifestyle television networks such as TLC, HGTV and the Hallmark Channel, are gaining viewers as people turn away from the news of the day, with its anger,...

The Curious Thing About Oprah

Oprah Winfrey's recent Golden Globes speech has got people talking. She was at her best when she took to the stage that Sunday night to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Humanitarian Award, illustrating to the rest of us how to leave your mark by following that age old...

The Truths About New Brunswick

Oh New Brunswick, you are predictable in the stories you tell. To the surprise of absolutely no one the province once again had a rather bad showing in Stats Can's latest monthly labour markets survey. If we have any hope of changing this story arc, we're going to...

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