Blog

Welcome to the blog page of my website. This is where I tell you about the latest happenings in my writing life and express my opinions on things going on in the world of Canadian writing, arts and politics. I’ve been blogging since 2004 and have created an index to the posts that have stood the test of time, which you can access by clicking HERE. To receive notifications about new posts, and join my very select list of subscribers, I invite you to enter your email address in the “subscribe to blog via Email” box down the page at the right. I post infrequently, and I promise I will never send you spam!

When Mother Teresa came to small-town Canada

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

Many called her a saint for her work among the poor. Today, Pope Francis made it official.

read more

Al Rach RIP

Posted by on Aug 6, 2016 in Brian's Blog, Friendship, Journalism, Music | 0 comments

Al Rach was a writer’s editor, one of the very best in the journalism business.

read more

The little literary festival that could

Posted by on Aug 6, 2016 in Books, Brian's Blog | 0 comments

Calgary’s When Words Collide festival has become one of Canada’s most successful literary events.

read more

Trump as dealmaker-in-chief?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Brian's Blog, Politics | 0 comments

Donald Trump has been telling the world for almost 30 years that he’s a master when it comes to the art of the deal. The facts prove otherwise.

read more

Unrest in Turkey cripples tourism

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 in Brian's Blog, Terrorism, Travel, Vacations | 0 comments

After visiting Turkey and several European countries during a Mediterranean cruise in March, we made notes of several places that we’d like to revisit. Now we’re not so sure.

read more
/