Creative Chaos Now Available in Paperback

Two things are happening right now that have an intense and resonant connection. 1. The Blue Light Project is published…

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The Golden Beaver

The Stock Market with French Flaps

  The Blue Light Project has been nominated for a CBC Bookie Award. Thanks to the CBC producers who included…

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They’re Everywhere

Holy stickers Batman. These things have hit Toronto, New York, Halifax… everywhere. Now they’ve reportedly crossed the pond. They’re going…

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Negative Empathy

Should writers of fiction review the work of colleagues? I avoid it personally, and my rational for doing is the…

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Portlandia Update: Canada Days

I had the occasion to attend Canada Days in Portland, Oregon, not long ago. It’s a week-long celebration of Canadian…

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various cell phones

Do You Trust Your Phone?

The Blue Light Project weirdly presages this extraordinary news story: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has told smartphone and email users “You’re…

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The Solution to Inequality is Spelled: V-A-T

Early in the Canadian Occupy protests in October, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney described the movement as “constructive” –…

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CBC “cultural secrets”: Byron Cameraman

I’ve written several times in these pages about my friend Byron Dauncey, who is also the street artist known as…

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Save the Red Gate

I’m mid-way through a piece for Vancouver Review on the topic of public art. As a result, I wouldn’t normally…

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