Author Archives: Bill Engleson

You Never Know When You’ll Get Smacked in The Kisser with a Fresh Tomato, OR THE MUSE…

  It was a quiet Sunday. Normally I’d be watching Trump Talks to His Body Snatchers in the morning and preparing to play Pickleball for a couple of hours in the afternoon. But it was our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Family were driving down from Black Creek to break bread…seriously, vegetarian stuffing to go with the […]

Communal Memories…

I came of age in the 1960’s. When I was twenty, I moved into an urban commune, the Campus Residence Cooperative Association. Two Edwardian houses, next door to each other in the heart of New Westminster. For the first couple of summers, I went home to Nanaimo to work and earn the funds necessary to […]

Denman Island, DIRA, and the VIRL : A Personal History in response to a recent Facebook Discussion

  For reasons I know not, decades ago, a decision was made not to institute a branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library on Denman Island. I suspect that people were happy with the local volunteer library, the Dora Drinkwater. Jump forward a decade or two. Shortly after I moved to Denman in 2004, senior […]

What Will It Take?

I suppose everyone has their hobby horse. Social media certainly allows ease of access for the expression of their respective pet ponies these days. For me, my preferred equine is the state of child welfare in British Columbia. That of course reverberates beyond my home province. And of late, the incarceration of children in Mr. […]