Look, Ma, I have a website.

I hope you can find what you’re looking for, in this little place that has become my electronic home.

Feel free to look around, ask questions, make comments and let me know what you think.

Thanks for showing up,




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New Words, Old Memories

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

Before I was a writer, I was a reader; just like every other writer on the planet. My parents, while not particularly educated people, were voracious readers, and I think that’s a trait that was both nature and nurture. There … Continue reading

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The Three Hardest Words

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

A number of years ago, I was sitting in the audience when Jack Whyte gave the Saturday night keynote speech at the Surrey International Writer’s Conference. Dressed in his regimental colours (of the Calgary Highlanders), Jack asked us, “What are … Continue reading

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A Season Of Loss

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

When I was a kid, Christmas was a big deal in my house. My mother was an overt Christmas lover; she would hang the first decorations about the same time as the first snow fell, Boney M Christmas music would … Continue reading

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Only As Good As My Word

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

A few days ago, in the middle of my shift, I got a call from my boss. “You need to go to Burnaby,” he told me, and from the tone of his voice I could tell he had his eyes … Continue reading

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A Few Lessons Learned

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Over the past year, writing has been hard. Despite the fact that I continually find small slices of inspiration and make declarations of a renewed work ethic, both in my head and on this blog, those small slices have been … Continue reading

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A Young Man’s Guide To Women

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

*Note* This is not a lesson on how to “Get” women. I have no idea how to “Get” a girl; I am already married to a girl who picked me up and dusted me off and made me presentable. Why … Continue reading

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Everything I need to know about Life I learned from Conan the Barbarian.

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

“Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.” – Robert E Howard When I was about six years old, my elder cousin, Mike, had been … Continue reading

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The Beauty of a Faceplant

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Anyone familiar with the Mounted Police will be aware of a demonic torture device they’ve devised called the P.A.R.E. Or, Physical Abilities Requirements Evaluation. It is kind of like an obstacle course devised by a devil to be inflicted upon … Continue reading

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Writing Like An Old Man Drives…

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

…Slow and sloppy. (Okay, so, I stole that line from George Carlin – although his version was far more colourful – but it fit the theme I was thinking about today, and I didn’t think he’d mind.) As I was … Continue reading

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A Good Time to Keep My Mouth Shut

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

I’ve been thinking a lot about perspective, lately, and how it relates to me, in both my personal and writing life. But over the past few days a few incidents have really highlighted the fact that there are times to … Continue reading

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