Category Archives: Writing observations

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 […]

How Brilliant Am I? It needed to be asked but no one was…so…another job for me.

It has been a while since I wrote a blog post. The guilt mounts. The last post was also about short lists. I’m sensing a theme. Today, February 15th is one day away from a new short list. I may or may not make it. Sitting here in my writing chamber, the snow, even though […]

The Pleasure Derived from Being on a Short List, any Short List…

As someone who has not often been on anyone’s short list, at least to my knowledge, my recent elevation to the FBCW’s short list for its 650-word fiction/non-fiction literary contest, “How I Choose to Hibernate,” was a delightful experience, albeit somewhat short lived. The mystery is over, and I did not win. I do offer […]

A Seriously Critical Accounting of my Journey into the Heart of The Ormsby Review

  So, there I was in the early fall of 2016, writing flash fiction at a furious pace, working (mostly dawdling, to be honest) on the drafts of two novels, waiting for the release of my second book, Confessions of an Inadvertently Gentrifying Soul, you know, just hanging on my every written and hard to […]