Damn well busy

Writer at work

Damn well busy is what I am now.  For a few weeks I’m writing a TV episode for Discovery Channel.  The staff are personable, the subject compelling, and the money good.  And when I get my life back I’ll be a happy man.  I did, however, finish reading that oh-so-highly literate Anita Brookner novel of […]

Damn Well Written!

Dark and stormy

Brit author, Anita Brookner, belittles one of her characters (named Bland!) by describing him as enjoying “undemanding novels”.  I suppose Brookner means “best-sellers”, not to be confused with serious literature of the kind she is famous for writing.    I wonder if George Bland would like the book I’m writing now.  “The Dead Don’t Care” […]

Jack Layton

Jack Layton

  [NOTE to my non-Canadian readers:  Jack Layton was the leader of the federal New Democratic Party (NDP), recently risen to the status of Official Opposition in our House of Commons.  He died last week of cancer at the age of 61.] Jack Layton’s dying was certainly sad.  But the buzz around Jack’s passing is […]

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