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.
Using a tilt-shift lens and post-processing for the colors, I created this photo of a Paris street that looks like a vein of gold.
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.
An appreciation of Russian writer Aleksandr Chakovsky, who, despite being a loathsome Stalinist toady, wrote at least one really good book.
A short personal essay on vulnerability and the writing process.
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.
When concern over politics becomes more important than health.
Showing her newfound magickal prowess to the ruler of Avakal, Sana is forced to confront her true enemy.
A special day in the life of a working couple whose relationship is fraying under the stress caused by one partner’s success.
Unfortunately, sometimes self-awareness arrives long after the opportunity to make a difference.
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.
A winter poem
While I waited at roadside I thought,
why not try some loveliness.
who we were
Some sacrifices will always be unacceptable.
It is written this last poem,
Words put on a page like blood on the sidewalk
Life has expanded exponentially, beyond time and the mundane, beyond the universe, even beyond death itself.
A poem against capitalism.
Superb hunter on snow and ice
Roaming frozen seas
This poem depicts the story of three children in the slums of India.
‘Pasta al sugo’ is a love dedication to my dead uncle, who was killed by HIV in the early 90s. His braveness shaped who I am today.