It dropped 18 degrees overnight here in Calgary, and we are expecting our first real rain of the season. I am excited for this. Being a coastal transplant, I love the rain. For me, there is nothing more soothing than the sound of rain tapping on the windows. And the smell of the very first […]
This is where all the thoughts that are too short for their own post tend to gather together and get drunk trying to outdo one another. Tonight I am going to see the new Avengers movie. I am pretty excited about that. I’m not really a fan-type person (I’ve tried, but I’m just too flighty […]
Mobility. It’s what we all want as writers. I mean, we have to get up from the chair at some point right? Get out into the sunshine. Brush our hair/teeth, put on clean clothes. Interact with other humans. OK, maybe that last one goes a bit far, but now that we are digging out from […]
I have been floundering on a topic for a new blog post. For various reasons, it has been difficult for me to concentrate the last couple of days. Today, I decided to take a chance and watch a movie called The Child In Time. The movie is based on a novel of the same name by […]
This weekend I am scanning old photo albums. This is a project that my brothers and I have been putting off for more than a decade, and after getting a start on it, it’s no mystery as to why. Yesterday I spent seven hours scanning nearly 700 photos, and I have completed two of nearly […]
That would be me (hi!). When I finished writing my fantasy story, I had a conundrum. What to write next? The truth is that I don’t really read fantasy. I have an appreciation for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Movies (the dragon is my favourite character). I’m a sucker for a visually stunning […]
If you read the previous entry, you’ll know that this is an old blog. In my youth I had a habit of collecting fresh new blogs on various platforms. I eventually settled on WordPress, but not before creating about a half-dozen of them here. Which basically means that I can dust off something new whenever […]
Of course, the creative utopia of youth never lasts, and all too soon there are bills to pay and responsibilities that never give you a day off, and for some of us, loud, clumsy little people who are in constant need of our undivided attention.