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Why time matters

I’m not great with timelines. I can’t tell you what year I graduated or how old I was when I moved to Winnipeg. I mean I could, but I...

What Happened to Human Rights?

It is a problem when I expect more from the students in my class than I can expect from the government of my country. I expect the kids I...

The Life of the Fictional

Guilt is a strange thing. I’m not sure if other writers feel guilt about what happens to their characters, but for me it is something...

Energetic Amputation

“Thank you for taking the time to see me Mr. Prime Minister. I really believe that the technology I’m going to show you today could have...

Thou Shalt Not Kill

Call me old fashioned, but I don’t think that people should kill each other. Especially on purpose. I’m not particularly versed on the...

The Deception of Perfection

If I were to write a thesaurus (which is not actually on the list of writing projects that I hope to fulfill), I would make perfection a...

20/20 Vision for a New Year

The calendar tells me that another year is about to start. This time, it is not just another year, it is a whole new decade. (Does that...

The Meaning in Christmas

Christmas is here. Our tree is filled with an odd assortment of mementos and treasures, the carols are playing (classic and traditional...

Ode to Ivan Coyote

There are books that I read where the characters spring to life and take up a place in my mind and my heart. There are other books, where...

The Magic of Coincidence

There is a magic to coincidence that I just love. Whether you believe a coincidence is a sign of karmic fate, or just a random twirl of...

Taking up Space

Some weeks I have to search and wonder what to write about in my blog. I’ll look at the news and think about conversations I’ve had...

The Hand of a Friend

What does it mean to have a friend? To be a friend? When I was a kid, friends were the people you hung out with, the people who had your...