Final jacket design for FAIR

The Porcupine’s Quill has finalized the jacket design of my upcoming novel,…


Pollution Probe: A Golden Anniversary

We organize funerals for our dead. What should we do for a dead body of water?…


Of Decency & Friendship: Ken Ogilvie

It’s October 2009 and I’m boarding an Air Canada flight out of Pearson…


Payne & Suffering

Hunter Payne Here, take the end of this bit of thread and let’s see if we…


JF Garrard - A Spark Of Madness That Is Anything But Generic

I’m on the phone. I’ve gone quiet. Listening intently, I’m not sure what to…


Lee Parpart - A Writer Has Emerged

For ten years after the Tet Offensive spit our father into a locked ward at…


The Women Who Revitalized Canadian Authors-Toronto

I joined the Canadian Authors Association (CAA) in 2011 to meet other writers…


Gordon Shadrach: Portrait of the Artist as a Leader

New Orleans, July 9th, early evening, and we’re walking through the French…


Peace and Blessings — The Bill Duke Way

Bill Duke Whenever Bill Duke sends me a text he concludes with either…


Profiles from the Bright Side of the Road

A painting in my study by Toronto artist Gordon Shadrach. The cap hanging…