Category Archives: Agents

The Graying Of Canada


 The Graying of Canada. Prime minister STEPHEN HARPER announced last week while abroad that his government is planning a reform of our old age programs in anticipation of a difficult economic future.  He modified that statement already a few days … Continue reading

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MEETING AUTHOR STAN CHUNG


MEETING AUTHOR STAN CHUNG  As an accidental reader of STAN CHUNG’s column in the local paper (a copy of the Kelowna Daily Courier was put into my mail slot during a sales campaign), I immediately became intrigued. The particular essay … Continue reading

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OCCUPATION: MEMORIES OF 1968


OCCUPATION:  MEMORIES OF 1968  In 1968 I finally had left home after a delay of several years, and I settled in Amsterdam, the fairest city in the land. I would have preferred to have left home at 16, as I … Continue reading

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Memoir or fake?


http://therumpus.net/2011/04/the-heroic-lie-a-brief-inquiry-into-the-fake-memoir/ This post is devoted to memoir writing and what is fake and is truth from the above article by Steve Almond in The Rumpus room, a website for writers and readers. Thank you Steve Almond for this enlightening and … Continue reading

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Thoughts about The Help and Book Of Negroes


The Help and The Book Of Negroes Maybe it’s unfair to mention the two books in one breath, but I can’t seem to escape that need. The book The Help written by the American author Kathryn Stockett recently became a … Continue reading

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MULTI – USE TRAFFIC CORRIDOR


THE MULTI – USE TRAFFIC CORRIDOR. In our city of Kelowna BC we have several so-called multi-use traffic corridors, streets where several areas are designated for specific users, separated by a berm of plantings or a line painted on the … Continue reading

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Dating after fifty


Dating after fifty The day will come for 50% of us, if it hasn’t happened already for you, that you find yourself without a partner at an age that everything on your body has started to sag, wrinkle or turn … Continue reading

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Sixty – a short story


This is a story of my soon-to-be-published collection of short stories. I would really like to know what you think, whether it’s drivel or you think I should continue with publishing this.  I am thinking of leaving this particular story … Continue reading

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Okanagan Short Story competition


Last Thursday, at the Okanagan Short Story event, I met the author of The Golden Mean, Annabel Lyon, winner of the Rogers Trust fiction award and finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She remembered my story from the twenty entries she … Continue reading

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Publishing: Margaret Atwood’s advice


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