Author Archives: Bill Engleson

Who put the Angst in Book Angst?

Summer has arrived. On Denman Island, one of the things that means is that the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival is just around the corner. I generally take a course or two, this year one from Charlotte Gray and the other from Andrew Struthers, eat the odd fabulous meal, attend a few Main Stage Events […]

Some Possibly Politically Incorrect Thoughts on a Weekend when my Old Back Aches…

As I grow older, an endeavour I seem incapable of escaping, the urge to be politically incorrect rises up in me like a hoary old Phoenix, even as I more fully understand the tragedy of the great inequities, the imbalances, the grand grievances of the past. I am, alas, a product of the post-war years. […]

Some Reflections on the Passing of the Poet, Walter Hammersley

I t is National Poetry Month. This piece of flash fiction honouring the imaginary poet Walter Hammersley, and referencing Lawrence Durrell, was written some time ago. I hope you enjoy my confection.  At the end, I am adding Durrell’s lovely poem, This Unimportant Morning. That should make the post all the more worthy. Some Reflections on the […]

Some thoughts on Broken Promises: Alex’s Story

I have just finished reading the latest (and Bernard Richard’s first) report from the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, Broken Promises: Alex’s Story. It is a devastating document that details in so many small and a few much more corrosively larger ways how one child, Alex Gervais, was failed to be nurtured […]