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.
White paper clay sculptures, various designs.
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.
A look at the current literary scene as someone sees it (mainly).
One Courageous Translator Kept Readers in the Soviet Union Waiting Years to Find out
A book review of Ali Bryan’s new novel, The Hill.
There are pros and cons to ghostwriting, which this article aims to elaborate on.
Locations and contexts of sub-human brutalities.
The adaptation and reclaiming of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
When inspiration is gone something remains, writing.
A high functionary in a dictatorship is sent into exile, facing an uncertain, yet strangely comfortable future.
Eddie has left prison, but the prison hasn’t left him.
Once upon a time two lady pirates set sail in the South China Sea in search of treasures hidden by the Japanese during WWII.
A love affair between mathematics and cinema is created by a beautiful, young heart!
The central character’s grief following the death of his wife is made more complicated by her deathbed confession of marital infidelity.
Rowan McArthur has always wanted to run his own carnival to delight and frighten his small village. He will give anything to have it.
A family trust shields a tiny town from the ‘winds of change’.
My Call is about a predator who uses a phone call to terrify and capture a victim.
London. May, 1916. Harry Strange makes a momentous decision. He fears his wife’s reaction, but in his angst, he overlooks an important occasion.
Conner cheats on his wife on gay sex apps, but he doesn’t believe he’s gay.
Cats don’t have nine lives any more than humans do.
Coming to terms that being rich and well off does not mean that you are a human being.
Desert winds whip up memories of unrequited love and a reunion for a young woman.
A dystopian state of mind, in which the US, amidst a current divide in political and cultural values, throws itself into another civil war.
A wistful nostalgic sonnet.
A very short poem hinting at the mystery of creating.
Wilted spaces of my memories, which remained fettered, and then just one day, those memories began to screech through my temples.
The first one said, “You should agree, bro. We need one more man in the crew, to finish the project tomorrow.”
How we face challenges in life but come through to the other side, yet there are others just like us who weren’t so lucky.
His broken hands reaching towards coins that rattle weakly inside the plastic change jar he keeps in the center console.
Great Lionel was a lion tamer, bold and true star of circus, daredevil of sawdust ring Bravery second to none, hero renowned.
Why do poets die; linger in youth addicted to death.
Small towns lose contact with the highway.
A poem about the things we remember and those we forget.
Musings on choices, metaphorical or philosophical; deciding between extremes.
“Learning to Forgive” is a poem about learning to forgive an abusive father.