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John Ralston Saul in my hat

My wife bought me a fedora as a wedding gift just before we married in 1985 from the Biltmore factory here in Guelph and it has been one of my prized possessions ever since. A loving gift. A stylish and … Continue reading

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Daunting

How relaxed can you be with such an undertaking, so despotic of my time, and sorely attempting? When the time to heal will stretch on for months and months? Can it be surprising that my tries feel in the hundredths? … Continue reading

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Post Worldcon 2009 Impressions

OK. So I went. I saw. And I lurked. Worldcon 2009 was an incredibly rich set of awesomenesses. Here are the sessions I sat in on from Thursday through to Sunday: Open Science – Workable Goal or Idealistic Fantasy? the … Continue reading

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How long does it take to become a good writer?

I likely have a different point of view from one many teachers would advise these days. Before I get into it I should explain my background. Halfway through Grade 13 (required then to go to University) I had all my … Continue reading

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Nino Ricci in Kitchener

Saw Nino Ricci speak last night on ‘A Writer’s Life’. He’s the Writer in Residence at the Kitchener Public Library. The talk was interesting, funny and encouraging. It really reinforces a suspicion that I’ve had. That writing is not a … Continue reading

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The Plus and Minus of a week-long course in Toronto

I was on course in Toronto this past week (SQL Server Administration) and had a terrible cold. My first in over a year. There I was in that classroom on the 12th floor at Yonge and King. Each day time … Continue reading

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Inspiration = Resignation

Here’s a quote from a favourite author: You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. – Jack London If he was referring to inspiration for writing (and I think I can assume that) then … Continue reading

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