News and Views

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. To receive notifications about new posts, I invite you to enter your email address in the “subscribe to blog” box at the right. I post infrequently, and I promise I will never send you spam!

Colleen Peterson

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Music, News and Views | 0 comments

Singer-songwriter Colleen Peterson died far too young, at the age of 45. She’s the subject of my latest column.

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The call of the Wild Goose

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Emigration, News and Views | 0 comments

‘I was just a restless guy with a passport who wanted to see if there was something better on the other side’

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Memories of Stan Morris RIP

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Music, News and Views | 0 comments

My friend Stan Morris gave the world his talents as a singer and chorus master and, in the process, made the world a happier place.

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Remembering Norm Edwards

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Comedy, Music, News and Views, Radio | 0 comments

A Facebook posting about the long-settled “over versus under” debate on toilet paper hanging reminded me of a beloved Calgary dee-jay who once conducted a 12-listener poll on the topic.

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Old titles reborn as eBooks

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Books, News and Views | 0 comments

My early books, published long before eBooks became popular, no longer have to be buried when they go out of print. Thanks to modern technology they can now be read on any device and will be available in perpetuity.

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