Category Archives: Writing observations

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 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 […]

A Noirish Night Late in January, 2017-a very modest post.

I spent a lot of this past Saturday respecting the environment by not burning oodles of slash and blowdown I’ve accumulated over the fall and winter. I trust that my inclination for sloth was not the sole cause. My absence of immolation on Saturday was filled with stories on the news about Trump, Trump the President, […]

The Little Voice in the Head of Donald Trump in the Wee Hours

“Pssst. Donnie. It’s me. Wakey wakey.” “Oh, give it a rest, Little Voice. I tired. Let me sleep.” “If only I could, Donnie. But you know me, no rest for the wickedly precise. And you know who started tsunami twittering. It surely wasn’t me.” “Holy Bad Trade Deals, Little Voice. I need my sleep. I […]