Summer Study is an acrylic on canvas painting inspired by the blooms and foliage in Ontario’s national and provincial parks.
Clothes that survived covid 19, very similar to what survived after the 2,000-year-old catastrophic eruption of Pompeii.
By pairing the natural with the unnatural, I create a subtle awareness of the plastic pollution crisis. Mixed media watercolor on paper.
This is a watercolor of three peppers in orange, yellow, and red being cut up to be put in a meat stew with other vegetables.
These images were done during our Covid isolation.
Time is inspired by the emotions of time. The now is where time does not exist.
A collection of artwork with Spring in mind.
The illustrations are done with ink on paper and all measuring @ 5″X7″.
This artwork uses layers of collage and mixed media to portray memory, drawing on city life, poetry, art history, and other urban influences.
Celebrating the differences. Acrylic and charcoal on canvas.
A quiet scene from the Reiffel Bird Sanctuary on the Fraser River Estuary, near Vancouver, B.C.
Paintings and sculptures.
Drawing of Garcia Lorca.
A review of Kim Ports Parsons’ book of poetry The Mayapple Forest.
“The Hundred Word Eulogy” as pro-Islamic is challenged by translations that suggest the material fulfills two functions of a eulogy.
The jejune shares a handsome similitude with Mammon, in his politically-correct dysplasia, and his ability to fake.
A review of Emily Schulten’s book of poetry The Way a Wound Becomes a Scar.
The modernist poetry movement has radically changed the rules in form, style, stanza, and rhythm.
Political challenges in a selected section of ‘Insights and Poems’ (1975) by Huey Newton and Ericka Huggins
A review of insights and poems by Huey Newton as well as extensive political commentary on the overarching significance of the man.
This book can elicit an infectious curiosity about Bollywood amongst audiences beyond the mediascape of India/South Asia.
An interview with Best-Selling Novelist Jonathan Evison about his new book, Small World (2022).
A globally-acknowledged degree, of respected stature and ancient origins, does not find a place in the popular imagination.
All about the dangers of soil erosion in Bangladesh, the fate of farmers, and what is being done to prevent it.
It is about the unholy creation, existence, liberation, and legacy of the Nazi death camps as documented by “Night and Fog.”
Learning to die is the beginning of living.
From Stanley Park and Yaletown, to Granville Island and False Creek, I share eight of my favorites over the years.
Michael finds himself reevaluating his priorities and delving into precious memories as the plane he’s on seems doomed to crash.
Good and evil, virtue and vice…is it all just a toss of a coin?
Remember when the kid turns into a donkey in Pinocchio? Wasn’t that messed up? This is a rebuttal to my nightmares.
A darkly comic story about two elderly friends in a retirement home. What is truth and what is imagination?
A “slice of life” pirouettes upon the palate reminiscent of a sweet and tart wedge of Lemon Meringue pie served with afternoon tea.
A former librarian is hired as a secret agent with her government, and all hell breaks out.
Gender identity, politics, and the criminal justice system collide like a car crash.
Voltaire and Rousseau discuss where modern society is going wrong.
A story of 3900 words that might remind readers of a specific story by Hemingway and one by O’Connor.
A relationship viewed through a discussion on real estate. We get so caught up in “What-Ifs,” we lose sight of what’s right in front of us.
This was written from the perspective of lenses. It doesn’t provide a solution; it only records what it sees. The consequences are unknown.
A tale of a little orphan girl stealing dreams from a green, bib-wearing Sea Serpent, in a world where fairies take children’s dreams.
Love and compassion bloom during a pandemic.
Much will be forgiven those on whom not much has dawned. But let me ask: How could you not see the signs? What with the oceans rising…
The joys, or otherwise, of the swamp.
Inspired by the gift of tomato seeds. Associative and journaling techniques were used to flesh out some kind of meaning.
We hear cries of children
Yet to be born
Most poems are pounded out in emotional flesh, sometimes physical skin scalped feelings. It’s a Jesus hanging on a cross a Mary kneeling…
A reflection and feelings of the effects of the pandemic.
From parts unknown poetry appears.
Prickly rains drench Mother Courage as she pulls her wagon in Central Park.
When Love becomes silent cold war … Is it Hate? Is it Dependency or is it fear of changes? Deception seems to be the winner.
Spring is an introspective poem reflecting on personal growth throughout the changing of seasons.
When the inevitably right thing happens – and doesn’t.
Maybe if they knew of my hardships
They would go easier on me
A real story about two people who trusted each other and kept promises but the male in the relationship screwed the female over.