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Farewell to my beloved sister

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Brian's Blog | Comments Off on Farewell to my beloved sister

My only sister Mary dealt with many health issues during her 67 years, but was always upbeat, always smiling, always ready with a quip.

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The colourful sex life of Con Boland

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Books, Brian's Blog, Celebrities, Justice | Comments Off on The colourful sex life of Con Boland

Edmonton photographer Con Boland died this week of cardiac arrest at age sixty-nine. Here’s some of what I wrote about him in 2003, eight years after his former sex partner, Marilyn Tan, went to court to face an assault charge for injecting him with HIV-positive blood:

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Two more of my titles back in print

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Books, Brian's Blog | Comments Off on Two more of my titles back in print

Alberta Originals and Boondoggles, Bonanzas and Other Alberta Stories are now available both as paperbacks and as ebooks.

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Remembering Jay Scott

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Movies | Comments Off on Remembering Jay Scott

Film critic Jay Scott had a talent that wouldn’t quit.

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Scoundrels and Scallywags now back in print

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Books, Brian's Blog | Comments Off on Scoundrels and Scallywags now back in print

An old friend returns to the bookshelves.

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Deconstructing Jesse Brown

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Comedy, Journalism, Media | Comments Off on Deconstructing Jesse Brown

Toronto journalist Jesse Brown has co-written a book mocking all things Canadian. It’s supposed to be funny. It’s not.

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