Month: September 2020

The Best Scenes in Movie History

The Best Scenes in Movie History It’s purely subjective, defining the best scenes in movie history. Not every movie is great. Not every movie is famous. But if you search hard enough, you can find a glow of emotion in cinema – sadness, exuberance, whatever – that takes you to a different level. These are […]

Down Bubble: Ending

Down Bubble: Part I Down Bubble: Parts II & III Down Bubble: Parts IV & V             “Ready navigation!” I yell. The men of the bridge are silent, watching the rocking of the boat.              “What is happening out there?” cries Alain.              “Man the torpedo bay,” I tell him. “Flood all remaining tubes!”             “What are we shooting […]

‘The Irrepairable Past’ by Mark Paxson: A book review

The Irreparable Past             I stopped reading.             Years ago, I collected and read books like they were a drug. I didn’t drink or party. I read. In my basement, I have boxes of books, a few thousand. Fantasy, science fiction, older novels, contemporary literary fiction. So many. But I stopped reading after a while, and I […]

Down Bubble: Parts II & III of VII

            Something hits the hull with a clang and bounces off. Silence.              A second object hits us, and for a moment I think we are saved, but then it explodes. The submarine lurches. No sooner has the noise receded than does a third and a fourth charge blow near us. The metal of the submarine groans, […]

Down Bubble: Part I of VII

            “Fire!” I bark.              The bridge tenses, and the vessel shakes as the torpedo slips into the water.             “Did you string the line yourself? Did you?” I demand of my Second, Alain.             “Yes, Captain!”             I put my hand on a pipe and close my eyes. The torpedo is running fast, but my mind turns to the […]

Should You Give Your Writing Away for Free?

Give Your Writing Away for Free I give away my writing for free. I’ve been writing on this blog for years. I post several things, but not nearly everything I write. I’ve written three novels in the last six years, they’re not posted. Some of my longer short stories will never be posted, even though […]

Canada Versus the United States: Socialism Versus Capitalism

Canada is a socialist country We’re not perfect. We aren’t. There’s lots to complain about up here. Many things we’ve done wrong and continue to do wrong (just look at how we treat our Aboriginal population). But we get a lot of things right. Here’s a comparison between some outcomes in Canada versus the United […]

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