GUILTY, WITH AN EXPLANATION

North Americans have always secretly thought critical thoughts about France. They think the French are arrogant and they don’t look up to the customer. Instead they lower themselves to serving you. They smoke too much,  and their dogs poop in the street and they don’t... read more

PARIS THE THOUGHT

To launch my AWAY FROM HOME essays, I am going to show and tell my trip to Paris. Not because I can tell the world anything new about France. All of it has been written, both for the tourist and the non. If you want to go to France, and you want to plan what to do and... read more

ALREADY I AM STALLING ALREADY

I know why I need to post a weekly entry, but I am taken over by resistance and fear, which is what happens when I approach any actual writing. I can think about it all with a fantastically cooperative mind. For example, when I am drifting into sleep, or waking... read more

THIS FORUM IS MY FORUM (YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN)

I dislike the word ‘Blog’. It sounds like something that comes out of your nose if you snort while eating. I believe the inventors of computer words should be more literate and romantic. Every time I talk about my ‘Blog’ I am disgusted with myself.  Nevertheless,... read more

BUT WHAT IS THE POINT?

Why would anyone have an interest in my weekly ‘B-word’? There’s a question. Many who know me well think of me as a lurking complainer, a whiner, and a person who notices the worst about everything, a person who knows exactly what will go wrong and says so —... read more

TURNING PRO

I write words down and I would like to support myself by doing that. So far, the results are more than some get, and less than I want. I have received a lot of feedback that makes me hopeful, but I must continue to practise and learn my craft. It takes a dozen years... read more

TOMORROW’S WHALE, TODAY’S WATER

My biggest failure is my failure to look around me with open eyes. This is because there are things I do not want to see. Also, I am very busy with the future as opposed to the present. The future is an obsession of mine, while the present gets in the way of that... read more

WELCOME

Thank you for visiting my new website. I’m excited about the look and about all the gadgets. I have no capacity beyond the twenty-six alphabet keyboard buttons, so I’m grateful to Taysia Chambers for her technical work and creativity. If you need media support, she’s... read more