Category Archives: Creative Works

Creatures at Play

In a foreign land There were creatures at play Running hand in hand Needing nowhere to stay Driven to the mountains high They were sunken in the cities deep Livin’ in my sleep. I feel like goin’ back Back where … Continue reading

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Frogs’ Hollow

This is a work of fiction. Canadian soldiers monitor Afghan citizens being questioned in Kandahar, 2008; photo by Allauddin Khan in Canadian Dimension. I saw him pretty often on my trips to Loblaws grocery last year. He looked old and … Continue reading

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Nothing Has to Make Sense

image of Hoy Creek Trail; screenshot from the video linked below from KWG Vids One of my favourite walks, just a couple of minutes from home, is the Hoy Creek trail that runs from the “city centre” (which is actually … Continue reading

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Pulitzer

This is a work of fiction. newsroom photo by Adam Tinworth on flickr, (CC BY-ND 2.0) I had been very lucky to land the job at The New Yorker. I had friends of friends who knew their editors. One of … Continue reading

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Plus Ça Change: Lessons from a Mall

current mall/parking lot footprint near my home, showing proposed towers It has been above 35ºC (close to 100ºF) all week here in Coquitlam. Like most Vancouverites I have no air conditioning. On top of that, I’m on Day 15 since … Continue reading

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The Way It Is

view out my window on Friday I‘m walking along the river path near my home and when I look up, there’s a black bear walking toward me. Not a big deal, I know, but a new experience for me. And … Continue reading

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Manifestly, an Imagined Conversation

More radical non-duality nonsense. Skip it if this isn’t to your taste. The conversation included in this post is a work of fiction. Carlo Rovelli (photo from wikipedia); Tim Cliss (photo from his web site) I have been reading theoretical … Continue reading

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Up On the Roof

My favourite Michael Leunig cartoon, and one of his darkest. I stand on the rooftop, 400 feet up, overlooking the city, the river, the forests and mountains beyond. I am filled with despair, with righteous indignation, with fear. I know … Continue reading

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It’s Raining

image from pexels, CC0 When a loved one is very self-destructive you can’t control their fate; at some point you’ve just got to let them make their mistakes and hope something in them wakes up before they wind up dead. … Continue reading

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Attention, and Fletches

words by Loren Eiseley; photos are my own I spent two hours today just watching a flock of up to forty crows cavorting in an exercise of what was clearly pure play, soaring, diving, tilting, playing wing tag, among the … Continue reading

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