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Don’t let your books go out of print!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 in Books, Brian's Blog | 0 comments

My advice for any author whose book has been delisted from a trade publisher’s catalogue.

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Farewell to my beloved sister

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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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Why I applaud the Federal Court ruling against York University for copyright infringement

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Justice | 0 comments

The Federal Court of Canada has ruled that writers like me are entitled to fair compensation for work we have created. York University thought otherwise.

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Will a new BC government stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion from proceeding? Likely not.

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Politics | 0 comments

Is the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project in jeopardy now that BC has a new government firmly opposed to it? The jury is out but the indications are that the project will still proceed, albeit at a slower rate than before.

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Press freedom has been threatened before, in Canada

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Justice, Media, Press freedom | 0 comments

In 1937, a Canadian province tried to muzzle the press. It failed.

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