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Politics Of Art; or, Don’t Piss Off Writers

Politics Of Art; or, Don’t Piss Off Writers

Politics here in the US have become a circus at best, and a nightmare most of the time. To borrow a friend’s brilliant expression: it is a Trumpster fire. When millions of lives – to one extent or another – […]

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Happy New Year: 2017 Goals

Happy New Year: 2017 Goals

A new year. A clean slate. I have one goal, one hope for 2017: to be better. I squeaked in under the wire for last year with a story submission, which meant that my number of submissions for 2016 beat […]

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Thankful: A Time For Gratitude

Thankful: A Time For Gratitude

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the States. I don’t normally go in for this sort of thing, but I have a lot to feel thankful for. With all the shit going on in the world – in my country – […]

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Fighting the Election Blues

Fighting the Election Blues

Last week was spectacularly crappy. I don’t normally have strong opinions about political candidates, but indicate that I am less than a person and we have problems. And this election? One candidate in particular, through his own words and actions, […]

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An Evening with Zadie Smith

An Evening with Zadie Smith

In early October, I received an email informing me that this February’s guest author for The Calgary Distinguished Writer’s Program, presented annually, was none other than Zadie Smith. Zadie Smith is a name I’ve heard bandied around the writing world for years. Though I intended to […]

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Immerse Yourself In Art

Immerse Yourself In Art

It’s an amazing thing to immerse yourself in art. I spent the past weekend roaming the halls of my old high school – covered in student murals – and watched nine schools compete for a slot in the State Drama […]

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