Category Archives: Environment

Safe

Stay safe. Raise your hand if you’re tired of hearing that or any of the variations on that theme. I’m tired of hearing it and I’m tired of saying it. Safe. There’s no such thing as safe in this world … Continue reading

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Girl Gone Wild

On Tuesday morning, I climbed aboard a big, yellow zodiac and headed out to watch whales and play tourist for a day with my dear friend Liz and her family from Arizona—son Jeff, and teen granddaughters Katelyn and Lauren.  Despite … Continue reading

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What Are You Going To Do?

“I’m going to write a book.” “I’m going to get in shape.” “I’m going to travel the world.” “I’m going to…” No. Here’s the truth: Most people won’t ever do the things they say they are going to do. Not … Continue reading

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The Future is Insane!

Fast cars don’t impress me. Yeah, I like driving them and I certainly wasn’t complaining while zooming around the track at 100mph at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, but you won’t find me ogling a Lamborghini or a … Continue reading

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Me and the Great Big Ocean

Another New Year’s Eve approaches. Another, likely futile, attempt on my part to stay up until midnight. This year Prez and I are in the same place, with the same people, as the year before. Nothing has changed and everything … Continue reading

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Say Anything?

One of my favourite television shows of all time is the Twilight Zone—both the original and the 1980’s reboot. Along with a good dose of SFF, the series often tackled philosophical questions in settings divorced from our current reality, which … Continue reading

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Mind Killer

What scares you? Not in the big, metaphorical sense but in an immediate, palm-sweating, heart racing kind of way. Spiders? Heights? Water? In Frank Herbert’s classic novel, Dune, fear is described as “the mind killer”. There is some truth in … Continue reading

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Thinking About Money and Art

We’ve had this talk before, haven’t we? Money vs Art. You know what side I stand on. You know that I would rather take a “real job” to pay the bills so that I can continue to make the stories … Continue reading

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When Did We All Become Children?

Several years ago I watched a fascinating documentary on cat behaviour. One of the theories put forth in the film was that by feeding and sheltering cats from an early age, humans unintentionally keep them at a juvenile stage of … Continue reading

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Never Still Life

Packing. Again. On the move. Again. A thousand thousand thoughts swirl. Goodbyes and hellos. New friends left behind, reunions with old friends on the horizon.  Even as I begin to mourn the loss of the ocean, I can see the … Continue reading

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