PEN AND INK

April 10, 2019

So many potential futures!

Perceptive fans of “The Village” point out that “The Village At Christmas” has a humorous take on this same theme. For a limited time, read for free by CLICKING HERE

January 29, 2019

Holocaust Memorial Day, January 27, 2019.

A recent poll commissioned in Britain reveals one in 20 British adults do not believe the Holocaust happened, while a survey in Canada found nearly half of Canadians cannot name a single concentration camp, and 22 percent of young Canadians haven't heard of the Holocaust. During the small hours of an otherwise...

January 15, 2019

It seems it’s all kicking off around homelessness in Nanaimo again, this time it's to do with the temporary supported units at 250 Terminal Avenue. Mayor Leonard Krog, generally a good egg in my books, implied, without actually saying it, that the Province and BC Housing made a complete pigs arse out of handling Nanaimo’s homelessness and tent city cri...

November 25, 2018

Available Now! Cheap as Chips 'till Christmas, just a $1.25 - and that's in Canadian dollars! 

In The Village, ordinary things appear ordinary only so far as they are not noticed.

During the night before the night before Christmas people are tossed from their beds as Air Force One plows into the John Tripper Memorial Airstrip during a crash landing. With...

October 18, 2018


On this morning’s walk, my attention was taken up by a Maple leaf coming down from a tree in a seamless almost perfect glide until hitting an Alder whereafter it fell to the ground in a less dignified spiral. Amongst all of the other leaves that had fallen, it still looked quite lovely.

October 12, 2018

To the editor,

Much gets said about the state of homelessness in Nanaimo including the many difficulties around Discontent City as people are routinely abused in public and manipulated for political ends.

In reality, the economic context has changed leaving fewer jobs, lower wages and limited housing options, pushing even lower and middle-income earners...

July 25, 2018

In our over-stimulating world, we talk about "Awe" like disposable cardboard, a prepackaged experience that kept us entertained for a day, perhaps. But really, if we're open to it, we don't have to do much or go far to find ourselves awestruck.

July 13, 2018

It’s a beautiful morning; it would be a great day to have a reason. On my early walk, I watched a worker with her stop sign keeping traffic moving around a construction site.  I wondered about her day and the job she had to do, how at the end of it she might go home to a partner or her children, or pets perhaps feeling content and needed. I hope so.  I...

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