Photo by Laura Mizstela

About Ben Douwsma

I am a writer and (amateur) photographer and have been based in Halifax, NS since October 2012.  I operate two blogs on this site: Nine Snowboots is for all my personal writing, while Existentialist Weightlifting was started as a place for my arts and culture righting, but is pretty much all SNL reviews at this point. Guess which gets me most of my traffic.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Mount Allison University in Sackville NB, and has written pieces for The Argosy, the Miramichi Leader, and Splitsider.  I also have experience writing press releases, newsletters and social media content.

You can send me an e-mail at or by filling out the form below. I can also be found on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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Please note that I do not take requests for copies of SNL episodes; however, I am open to a trade if you have anything that is specifically on my want list. As well, if you have any additional information (specifically writing credits and unidentified extras and speaking roles) or corrections to any of the shows I have reviewed so far, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.  

Hosting the site costs money, so donations are welcome. As well, if you want to get me something off my Amazon wish lists, that would be appreciated: (Music, DVDs and Blu-Rays, Books, Vinyl)