A Sad Tale of Social Work from Detroit, Michigan…

News reports of Social Workers being charged with the death of a child are, thankfully, quite rare. Social Workers, by my standards, by most standards I would hope, are usually (as they should be) on the other side of that tragic equation. On the evening of November 14th, I caught a few moments of local […]


An enthusiastic plug for CQ Magazine and Denman’s Stephanie Slater…

As I make the journey, late in life, as an author, I am continually discovering new paths for expression. But I am by no means the only one. Many many months ago I recommended to the members of my Denman Writers Group, which has been meeting for almost five years now, and was brought to […]


Why does it always take so long…?

  The news that the Ministry of Children and Family Development will be extending supports to former youth in care from the current two years to four years and from the current age range 19-24 to the new 19-26 is most welcome. Actually, it is only mildly encouraging… and painfully overdue. I have to assume […]


Ta da…The Release of my New Book…

As I write this, two boxes containing my new book, Confessions of an Inadvertently Gentrifying Soul, are in the efficient hands of Canada Post. They may be flying over the Salish Sea, or in a truck waiting in line at Horseshoe Bay for the ferry. How they are actually travelling to my waiting embrace is […]