e3b1ff68982d5260f9b853e29d2f417b
Arts & Culture

What is Tint of Ink?

Our generation was told that we could be anything: try hard enough and your dreams will come true. We conjured up a world where not only could we find a job we are passionate about but also paid well. We expected a Bachelor’s Degree to produce this wildly impossible dream where we work with great people that provide an unbelievable work-life balance.

Turns out a lot of people are pumping out those Degrees and no one is entirely sure what to do one it’s received. I thought I’d walk out of that campus dangling my Degree in from of prosperous employers to determine my professional fate. Shockingly no one jumped for an English Major. Turns out those Bas are a dime a dozen.

Once we all get over the shock that a graduation status is not as unique as anticipated, we continue on to more schooling or find a job. Life goes on and the bills have to be paid.

In the mist of the mortgage payment and the children, the 9-5 and the grind, I wanted to tell people’s stories. I wanted to hear more from Newfoundland and I wanted to express more openly (and crassly) about government and politics.

I recognized a human need to be creative and decided an online magazine to ensure that we do not get lost in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life.

Tint of Ink: a Newfoundland saying for a spot of ink on a fountain pen. It was never created to report the hard-hitting news, nor do we claim to be extraordinary. We are people who came together as a community because we love everything about this island and we want to share them with others. It’s also an opportunity for people to write, blog, report or whatever they want without limits.

We are a creative outlet for the community and for others to learn about Newfoundland and Labrador.

“An online magazine about the people of NL,” that’s our motto and it’s that simple.

We don’t want to falter to harsh mainstream media guidelines. We just want people to be able to write and give their opinion while letting the world know about all the great things on the go in Newfoundland and Labrador.

If you would like to be a part of the Tint movement, give us a shout via Facebook or Twitter (@tintofink) and we would love to work with you.

*image from Reddit and Imgur, artist unknown

 

latest headlines

Newfoundlanders to watch this NHL season

in Features by
url-211

  Teddy Purcell, Edmonton Oilers – St. John’s Teddy Purcell begins his first season with the Edmonton Oilers after spending parts of three years with the LA Kings and the past five seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Purcell really came into his own in the 2011 playoffs scoring 17 points in 18 games for the Bolts. His production has tailed off a bit since, but he is certain to get plenty of ice-time with the Oilers and already has three points through the first two games of the season. Luke Adam, Buffalo Sabres – St. John’s A former star for the St. John’s Fog Devils, Luke Adam is perhaps the best hockey player to come out of Newfoundland in…

Keep Reading

Renegotiating your life in your 30’s

in Features by
stephenstory

  A friend once told me “Enjoy yourself. That’s what your 20’s are for. Your 30’s are to learn the lessons. Your 40’s are to pay for the drinks.” Okay, admittedly this “friend” is Carrie Bradshaw and I’m quoting a Sex and the City movie. But as I was pondering over my own life as an adult it seemed to become a more relevant quote. A number of years ago I made a realization that contrary to my youthful narcissism, I didn’t know everything there was to know. Nor were my defining character traits so firmly set in stone as I had thought. Shocking, I know. Life is an ever evolving journey and you’re never limited to strictly defining yourself…

Keep Reading

Roots, Rants & Roars, Part Two: The Food Hike and The Feast

in Music by

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /homepages/18/d609337440/htdocs/tint/wp-content/themes/fox/inc/thumbnail/thumbnail-gallery.php on line 21

Upon meeting Saturday when I awoke, I was happy to see it resembled the name of the next day; it was a beautiful, bright, and blue September morning that was pleasantly crisp. I took a cue from yesterday and left my waking hunger unchecked as I ambled up to the shuttle school bus. Its population was a little greater today, so when I arrived at Elliston Municipal Park again, I wasn’t too surprised to see there were hundreds already on site to take in Saturday’s festivities. Fortunately, the bus arrived with plenty time to take in the scene before the highly anticipated Food Hike. The entrance to the park played host to a dozen or more booths where local artisans…

Keep Reading

September Reading List

in Arts & Culture by
fay_bookreviews3_post

  The Bologna Cookbook By Kevin Phillips There is nothing like waking up on the weekend and frying up some bologna and eggs. Well Kevin Phillips has taken this traditional Newfoundland breakfast and turned it into a variety of meals. At first glance one would ask is there anything else to do with bologna except the classic frying with a ketchup to dip? In fact, Phillips brings bologna to a whole other level of sophistication. Featuring two hundred recipes, Phillips realized bologna is not just a Newfoundland staple, but it is recognized across the country. This is not a book as such but a different perspective on a sausage we have all taken advantage of for a long time. Spicy…

Keep Reading

This is why I run

in Op Ed by
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

  When I was ten years old my sister had a seizure. She was diagnosed with epilepsy and it became an everyday part of her life. As time passed by, her seizures subsided but would come back with a great vengeance, hitting her with grand mals and leaving her with permanent symptoms that she could not shake. Yvonne was a laboratory technologist and after she got married she found it difficult to work in her condition. However, she did have two children. Her second pregnancy was difficult because she could not take her medicine and began seizing later in the pregnancy. After the birth of my second niece, Amy, Yvonne found it difficult to pronounce words properly. She struggled with…

Keep Reading

1 25 26 27 28 29 32
Go to Top