Author Archives: Bill Engleson

The Ormsby Review’s review of “Voices From Hornby & Denman IslandHome Support 1979-2019

This past autumn, the Hornby & Denman Community Health Care Society whose Board of Directors I have the privilege of chairing, published a seventy-six-page book, Voices From Hornby & Denman Island Home Support 1979-2019, to honour forty years of Home Support delivery on our two Islands. Edited/Composed with skill, passion, and pleasure by historian Dr. […]

The Old Guy Who Talked to the Squirrels…or, at least, one Squirrel

I recently posted a link on Facebook that referenced squirrels and how, in the long ago, people kept them as house pets. Stimulated by that antiquated human behaviour oddity,  I recalled that a couple of years ago I wrote a flash fiction piece that involved a squirrel. Here is that story which I titled… The […]

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 […]