The Great Canadian Poet Eminating

5 02 2018

Hallidd's Weblog

It has seemed to me over the years that becoming a successful artist in Canada is like applying for a position in the civil service. Art grants are a gauntlet of ass kissing. And then there are the teaching positions available in our academic institutions. More ass kissing. When I was a student at the University of Windsor, Morley Callaghan was teaching a creative writing class. He asked everyone in the class who was interested in learning to become a writer to put up their hands. Then he suggested that they drop the course, and go out into the real world and listen.

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The Irrepressible Travel Agent

5 02 2018

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This is my definition of God.

The Irrepressible Travel Agent

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The Political Commentator: Sandra L. Blanche

5 02 2018

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The woman I based this piece on is an intelligent, engaging, and good natured sort. She is on public television quite a lot and I quite enjoy her insights into the events of the day. Sounds like I’m apologizing.

The Political Commentator, Sandra L. Blanche

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Bob Dylan vs The Beach

5 02 2018




on a Thursday afternoon in June, an old man visits the sea

5 02 2018




Gerard ter Borch 1617-1681

5 02 2018




Gerard ter Borch 1617-1681

5 02 2018




The Universe Eats Away at the Face of the Actress Julia Joops

5 02 2018

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Einstein was wrong. We do not live in a space/time continuum. Our bodies live in space. We live in time. All life lives in time. When our bodies cease to function they change their appearance. We do not change our appearance. We disappear. Our time ends.

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Victor Genova’s Daughter

5 02 2018

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Victor Genova's Daughter

One of my oldest and dearest friends is Victor Genova. He and Linda have 2 children. Both boys. Both men. This is what I saw as Victor’s daughter if she got his genes. She would have large and clumsy hands. She would be a lot of fun at a party. Intelligent. But hopelessly homely.

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The Rising

5 02 2018

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The difference between an optimist and a pessimist. An optimist believes that the glass is half full. The pessimist wants to know who filled half the glass.

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