Browsing All Posts filed under »Section E: Published Articles«

I’ve got keys in my pocket and I don’t know what to do with them

August 3, 2015


Just ran across this quick piece I published in the Saskatchewan newspaper a couple of years ago. Certainly nothing special, but it’s an excuse to post something here again.   —————————————————————————————————- We’d just come home from shopping, carried the groceries from the car to the house, and as we walked up to the door I […]

V8 Juice and Canadian unity

March 9, 2012


In 1994, during a crisis in Canadian unity, one food manufacturing company quietly stepped in to help ward off an imminent invasion from the United States. In this post we salute V8 Juice for helping to keep Canada a sovereign nation.

Chicken art and Canadian politics

March 5, 2012


At the end of “When Pookas attack,” I intended to link to an article I did back in 1997 called “Chicken art and Canadian unity” —  a review on Rob Thompson’s art performance piece in which he protested treatment of commercially-bred chickens by putting two people in a cage for a week. But then I […]

The Secret of Democracy

May 12, 2011


Sure, it’s been a while. Congratulations to MikeWJ on completing his thesis, to Ziva for finally putting her pussy on view, and to all the other bloggers I used to keep in touch with but have sorely neglected of late. I’ve uploaded the Sunday Comic series to a web comic hosting site, and also started […]

Lorem Ipsum, anyone?

March 17, 2011


We’re moving at the end of April, I’m in transit from St. Catharines to Toronto half the time, and one of my classes is an experimental program involving twice the work, so I’ve been behind on stuff. But here’s a placeholder: a piece I did for the Standard. My title was, “Lorem Ipsum, anyone?” but […]

St. Catharines traffic signals: crazy or insane. Discuss.

January 21, 2011


This is just my latest piece for the Standard. I’m sneaking it in as a blog post because I’ve not been posting much lately (and by “much,” or course, I mean “at all”). They changed my original title. I understand why, but I decided to sneak it back in here as the title of the […]

Dual mileage with St. Catharines transit

November 25, 2010


The latest of my pieces in The Standard came out today, so I’m using it as a kind of post while trying to get back into the blogging habit. Transiting St. Catharines One of the hardest things about moving to St. Catharines was finding our way around. No matter where we wanted to go, we […]

The importance of “last times”

August 25, 2009


  The three of us formed a tight little group back in high school: Ian, George and me. “The Mod Squad,” they called us, although our little trinity contained neither blacks nor females. Still, as witticisms went, it was certainly better than some of the others we faced. “Are you gay?” one young tough sneered […]