Category Archives: Writing observations

On the verge of the SHUTDOWN…

I am in a rambling mood this morning. Like some, I am still digesting the horror story that came out of Perris, California earlier this week. Although I occasionally opine on child protection matters, I am going to let this particular situation fester a bit more. So, how about that US Government shutdown that is […]

2018, Day 1…An entire year awaits…what to do…what to do.

Like many, I have considered the advisability of resolving to make some changes in the coming year. I have dabbled before in the wickedly complex art of resolution construction. A few have taken. Smoking! Gave that up in ’84. Only took about ten years of fuming failure. What else? Hmmm. Puns! I have often resolved […]

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 […]