In just the last few weeks of Canadian politics, these stories about changes to our Parliament, parties, elections and citizen involvement have made headlines: [Read more…]
[This is one of my first short stories. In the first paragraph I describe the Chateau Lafayette tavern, and how it had never changed. Well, since then it’s changed. But I don’t think any Ottawans would say it’s sold out.]
On an autumn night I walked into the Chateau Lafayette tavern to meet The Greatest Storyteller of All Time. [Read more…]
As someone with gutter-level musical talents who often winds up behind a mic, I sympathize and support. I imagine Harper will look back on this moment as one of the greatest in his life, and I wouldn’t begrudge him that.
But it was this performance that really made an impact. [Read more…]
For over a decade I’ve seen articles ringing the death knells of two major forms of storytelling: novels and movies. So what is the future of storytelling? I have some questions on the subject. I don’t claim to have the answers.
Shortly after the article came out, Sun News’ David Akin, a journalist I respect a great deal, wrote a blog post picking up on my work.
The full article is at the above link, an excerpt is below:
Sometimes we get caught up in the details of politics and don’t see the big picture. What is the problem we’re trying to solve? Does this or that solution help? There’s been immense interest in Conservative MP Michael Chong’s proposed Reform Act. Political analysts have brought up precedents and international comparisons, history lessons, Parliamentary evolution, and more.
We’re losing the forest for the trees.
The problem is simple: [Read more…]
I took a look at Fort McMurray after the crude oil crash, in ’09. I was curious how a boom town looked turning bust.
The full article is linked above, an excerpt below: [Read more…]