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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Women and trees interconnect, the nuance of support. They weep and write, create and cry. Trees create magic similarly.
Someone who has made an eternal decision, to find that perhaps the outcome isn’t exactly what they expected.
My brother’s military funeral in the pouring rain.
Our existential home is found when and where the searching ends.
A view of early morning existential dread.
The poem is a pied piper for the rats in my mind.
For Helen Hengxiang Liao
In my memory,
Your lips mother never touched my dimpled face
About Shireen Abu Aqla the Palestinian reporter.
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.