The past couple of weeks I have been trying to turn my office (one of our spare bedrooms, once upon a time) back into my office. A working space I’ll need when Susan retires this winter. My man cave, so to speak. Over the past few years, since I sold the store and went back . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Old habits, old junk
TIM: What exactly are the demands? BRIAN: We’re giving Powerstream two days to dismantle the entire apparatus of the Collus utility, and if they don’t agree immediately, we execute the shotgun clause. TIM: You mean, cut their nose off? DEB… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: What did the former council ever do for us?
These old bones; You wouldn’t think they’d cut a rug jitterbug dance between the rain drops but once I could. Once I did. Danced to the music, lover in hand, that time in the park when we didn’t care laughing in the face of the storm. The rain, t… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: These Old Bones
“Why do you do it?” A voice asked me, momentarily distracting my attention from deciding between the firm and silky tofu in the grocery store. I looked up to find a woman close to my own age in front of me. Well, perhaps she was a teensy bi… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: The raison d’etre
Spoiler alert: the secret to writing well is…. (insert drum roll)… writing. Writing a lot. Every day. Every possible minute you can spare. Writing and writing more and then writing even more. But doing so within a pre-specified limit. Oops̷… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: The Secret to Good Writing
I spent the past couple of weeks diligently working on updating and expanding our Collingwood Public Library Ukulele Group (CPLUG) songbook. I’m happy to announce it is completed – and that I can get back to my regular blogging. I had put together two smaller songbooks previously for group use, as well as sent along . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Revised CPLUG Ukulele Song Book
When we moved to Canada (nine years plus a few days ago), I wondered what, if anything, I would miss about the US. Who would have guessed it would be watching “Baseball Tonight”? Yup, the only thing I miss about living in that crazy country is watching a baseball-highlights show on ESPN. Not bad!
In . . . → Read More: wmtc: what i do, what i miss, and what are they thinking: answers to the question, "what do you do?"
Reading involves bit of trickery. Mental trickery. It engages the imagination and fools us into thinking we are there within the book: nestled beside the author, or better yet, beside the characters. Immersed in the created world, floating through it like a ghost in a haunted house movie, or perhaps in the imagined flesh, interacting . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Tricks of the mind
I feel so disconnected from this blog, and from writing in general. I hate it. I love having this blog. I love that when I do want to write, and have the energy to do so, and have something to say, I have a place to do it. But writing occupies such a small space in . . . → Read More: wmtc: whither wmtc
Oscar Pistorius’ historic run as the first double-amputee Olympic athlete has revived the ongoing discussion of whether or not to integrate the Paralympics into the Olympics. (Stories in The Guardian, Slate, and on CBC’s The Current.)
Integration sounds like a great idea, and on the surface, the fierce opposition of many athletes with disabilities . . . → Read More: wmtc: from the archives: paralympics integration with olympics, the athletes’ perspectives
In the March issue of New Mobility, I have a cover story about Canadian musician Justin Hines. You can see it here.
I wrote this over my winter break – just as the library job came through! Not exactly the restful vacation I was hoping for. Fortunately I had a lot of help; Allan . . . → Read More: wmtc: canadian profile: justin hines