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Kids Playing with Guns

December 23, 2011


This not a Christmas story. Well, it did get laughs from the lone hunter at our office Christmas party. KIDS PLAYING WITH GUNS When I was a kid we had guns in the house. My favorites were the pistols: the Smith & Wesson, a solid piece of artillery, and the Luger, which had a long […]

Ginny: What’s next in ‘Witch Lightning’

September 16, 2011


He studied her face, then glanced around the cabin. Everything looked neat, fry pans and pots hanging on the wall above a white enameled wood stove, the chinking in the walls white except where blackened by smoke, a flower print cloth hanging over the window behind her. Two cots stood against the wall to his […]

What Every Insomniac Should Know

September 8, 2011


As I venture into the kingdom of old farts I’ve found a thing even more precious than a new Harley or Rogaine. Sleep. I used to take sleep for granted but can’t do that anymore. I’ve also found a day after sleeping well goes a lot better than a day without.  I’ve found the following helps with getting that […]

Rimbaud: A Biography Review

August 6, 2011


I’ve been interested in writing for many years but – I guess because I live in North America – I never heard of Arthur Rimbaud until about a year ago. I found “Rimbaud: A Biography” on a bookshelf of a friend who was a bit of rebel in the sixties, and actually organized the first […]


July 27, 2011


I went to Vancouver Art Gallery’s “THE SURREALIST REVOLUTION IN ART” imagining I’d find help understanding images flooding our media. I found surrealist art much too WEIRD for that. One thing that stood out is the lack of technology at these artists’ disposal. They used pencils, bits of clockwork, native masks, black and white photographs and silent movies. […]

The Engima of Arrival Review

July 22, 2011


This is probably not one of Nobel winner VS Naipaul’s better known works, but what makes it stand out for me is the idea of finding one’s start and end point on that stretch of highway we refer to as time. The highway is represented in the “novel” by a road that runs through the countryside, as well […]

Richard III Review

July 12, 2011


At Bard on the Beach the evening starts with Christopher Gaze, the Artistic Director, telling the story of ‘As You Like It’ outside one of the tents, under heavy skies. He’s enjoying himelf, smiling like a big orange cat with a dish of ice cream, and the young women in the crowd smile as he tells […]