Category: life

The Best Scenes in Movie History Pt. II

The greatest movie scenes in movie history is a subjective topic. If you’re defining greatness by what and how much a scene makes you feel, you’ve come to the right place. In the last batch, I mingled in an episode of a TV show (guess which one?) with three movies. This time, let’s stay with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Be Still

Be Still There’s a consequential election coming in the United States, between divergent sides of what seems to be a moral divide. There’s a pandemic nipping at our butts. And I believe in climate change, but that’s funny, because I don’t believe in air travel or microwaves or water treatment – they just are. So […]

Rigorous Literary Magazine

Rigorous Literary Magazine is “A journal by black, indigenous and people of color,” that can be found here. I’m honoured that Rigorous published my story ‘I Am Black‘. It’s a story about race. Simply, it’s a story about race, but there is nothing simple about this topic. Why Am I in Rigorous? To the point, […]

A Moment for Drew Ramos (Part III)

<Part I> <Part II>             Drew took it upon himself to inform me of his mother’s condition at random times, as though to minimize any possibility of overlong discussion. In the middle of class, he’d reach over, “She’s on an experimental drug and says it makes her smell like garlic”, or “The doctors have cleared her […]

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