mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Tell Me About Your Mother

You awake each morning screaming, your mouth dry and your eyes red from the tears that bath your Pillow of Ennui. You had the dream again. Of falling. Of dogs tearing at your carcass, broken on the dirty pavement of … Continue reading →

The Scott Ross: World Bank: Conservatives Making Canada Less Business Friendly

People often assume that Conservatives are pro-business, and they are, if that business is restricting other businesses from starting-up and growing. Annual data from the World Bank shows that since Stephen Harper became Prime Minister, Canada has only become less business friendly. A report by the World Bank evaluating and comparing different countries regulations and ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: The rush of heaven downward

I wrote this in 2003, and it was originally published in Flash Me magazine that year. It also appears in my collection, Pirate Therapy and Other Cures, and is probably the only serious story in the book. I thought it … Continue reading →