13 July 2016

64 – Hate What You Love

I love writing. It makes me happy. Most of the time.

But some mornings writing simply gets my piss hot. And on one such morning that made me happy. And this essay’s about that.

15 February 2016

61 – Don’t Leave The Past Behind

This is the first essay I’ve posted in a long time. That’s partly by design, and partly unexpected. Such is life when a beautiful surprise enters your life.

22 September 2015

60 – Same Difference, Pt. 3

This is the third and final in a three-part series of essays. If you haven’t already, have a go at #58 and #59 first. If you already have, then put your ears on and buckle up. Turn the volume that way too. This essay’s about music.

6 September 2015

59 – Same Difference, Pt. 2

This is the second in a three-part series of essays. So look at #58 first. And know that I choose my words carefully. If you’ve already looked at #58 then carry on like you’re normal.

This essay’s inspired by a work buddy, my younger sister, and Tony Horton. So grab a towel and a bottle of water. We got work to do.


31 August 2015

58 – Same Difference, Pt. 1

This is the first of a three-part series of essays.

It’d been a single essay until the final stages of editing. But editing requires thinking. And thinking about the subject led me into doing what I’m writing about: finding variety in the same things.

13 August 2015

57 - Find Your Soundtrack

In #41 I wrote that finding yourself is the most important job you’ll ever do. That’s because it’s the job that lasts a lifetime. End of story.

But finding your soundtrack is important too. So this essay’s about that.



What's a House Newf?

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The House Newf is from a rugged and beautiful island on the eastern edge of Canada called Newfoundland. He was first identified by a potter with a naturalist's flair, and he does in fact live in a house under the watchful eye of a cat that seems bewildered by the universe at large. That house is in Halifax, Nova Scotia and that's where the House Newf writes fiction and essays on things that add value to his life that may add some value to yours. You can contact him at bobharding80@gmail.com, follow him on Twitter @theHouseNewf, on Instagram @thehousenewf, and like him on Facebook. The House Newf is a unique specimen. Every home should have one.