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About johnnymaraca

sole proprietor of Maraca Media, former radio host (Johnny Maraca's Rock & Roll Riot), copywriter and producer and a print journalism grad.

Getting through a pandemic via Epsom, New Hampshire

The “About Us” page on the Town of Epsom site says: “Established in 1727, Epsom offers a rural feel with its farm lands and warm community feeling. The Town of Epsom is six miles long, and four and one half … Continue reading

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Welcome to Wasaga Beach! But if you’re from out of town, piss off!

This is the sign that greets visitors to Wasaga Beach. Some kind of weird sparkly logo the town paid money for and hey, I’ll let that slide. But this year what it should say is, “If you are from the … Continue reading

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Why don’t people get the risks of Covid-19?

I grew up in Toronto but the mass gathering at Trinity-Bellwoods Park got me thinking… Trinity Bellwoods sounds like a bitchy character on a Netflix high school drama. Born rich, privileged, clueless. Which reminds me, I’m a few episodes away … Continue reading

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Hope and the “new normal”

“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.” A prediction made in 1962 by Decca Records about a band that went on to do very well with guitar music. Young lads from Liverpool. John Lennon … Continue reading

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