Category Archives: Personal

Glorious Canada Day

Happy 148th birthday to my favourite country on the planet . . . and beyond. I’ve been all over the world, but there’s no place I’d rather be living right now with my family than Canada, and especially the nation’s … Continue reading

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Happy Victoria Day

To all my Canadian brethren, I hope you enjoying the first long weekend of the summer. When this goes live, I’ll be on my way back from Halifax after attending my wife’s convocation. Not a bad way to celebrate, if … Continue reading

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Earthquake in Nepal

You may not be aware that there was a major earthquake in Nepal. The aftershocks were almost as bad as the actual earthquake. For a country with the limited infrastructure and emergency services as Nepal, natural disasters cause levels of … Continue reading

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Social Commie Justice Something

I really don’t like identity politics . . . although I’ve never actually seen a good definition of identity politics, so I guess what I don’t like is identifying people by their politics or beliefs. Anyone who knows me knows … Continue reading

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In Which I Once Again Give Up On Being Deep

I have a project on which I am working right now and part of it is a fiction component. I’m preparing some submission packages for long-form fiction in various genres – action, fantasy, sci-fi, and post-apocalyptic. Now the post-apocalyptic one … Continue reading

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The Fantastical in the Fantasy

Here I am, with a new idea and almost 2,000 words into a new story and I come to the realization that it’s not really a fantasy story. I’ve always considered fantasy stories as not just stories that happen in … Continue reading

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Feeling of Unease

I almost feel guilty writing a post about some of the enjoyable things I did this week considering the shooting death of Cpl Nathan Cirillo in our nation’s capital on Wednesday. I’m a resident of Ottawa. I haven’t seen anything … Continue reading

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Butchering Farewell, Something Lovely

I’ve been looking once again at Farewell, Something Lovely. The intent was for it to be a sequel to “For Simple Coin” (published in On Spec, Winter 2009 issue) but now I think I’m going to change the protagonist to … Continue reading

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The Role of That Woman in “Farewell, Something Lovely”

I was reading over my story “Farewell, Something Lovely,” a short story based on the Raymond Chandler novel Farewell, My Lovely. What struck me was the role of the female character who motivates the story – my version of Velma … Continue reading

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Populating Pandora

I have my team of six for my Pandora Excess fiction – still need a better name, but I keep using PE, so I haven’t put the energy into thinking up something better. Ah well, it’ll do as a working … Continue reading

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