Picking Up The Pieces

That moment where you realize you may not have worked in a few days. Or is it weeks… Months? It can happen. You might feel a sense of craft ignorance. Do you feel as a writer like you have been ignoring writing? Not necessarily. I have written much on these pages about how even thinking […]

Perusing Poetic Verses

My first publishing credits were as a poet, where I appeared in three anthologies over the course of the same number of years with the Calgary Stroll of Poets. It was a nice trip down memory lane to pull these off the shelf and review the work that they published. They were interesting pieces of […]

Night Reading & Write Reading

Reviewing just a fraction of the content pool, existing on paper in my home office, 4:30 a.m. on a Monday morning. Last night while trying to rest, I started to leaf through a small notebook full of work. Some of these pages contain a single word, while others like the ones you can see openly, […]

Writer First, Accidental Activist Maybe

When Planned UnParenthood Creating a Life Without Procreating was released in 2012 it was with the intent to educate, inform and entertain. I felt this was my very first workable book idea worthy of finalizing and finishing. The book challenges several stereotypical views that a generally pro-natalist society has of those choosing no children. Among […]

Leonard Cohen at 80 #mondayblogs #writing #canada

    Most writers and indeed many people would flip out just to possess even an ounce of Leonard Cohen’s confidence. Some would take having his confidence over having all of his writing talent. There are many nights that I would lie awake and read “Stranger Music” as it was my introduction to Cohen’s words […]

Q & A from Laura Carroll #childfree #books

  Recently, I had the privilege to talk further about Planned UnParenthood and the writing business in general by answering a few questions from Laura Carroll. Laura is a Writer, Editor and the Author of several books. Most recently, “The Baby Matrix: Why Freeing Our Minds From Outmoded Thinking About Parenthood & Reproduction Will Create […]

International Childfree Day 2014 #mondayblogs

This past Friday August 1, another International Childfree Day presented and passed. Certainly a humbling day for me personally having won “International Childfree Man of The Year”. I am grateful to the selection panel for their consideration, my family, colleagues, friends and to the Childfree community as a whole for their kind words of support. […]