Picked these beans up as Calgary Heritage Roasters are new outfit here in town that sprang up over the last year or so but haven’t been available in my neck of the woods. Also, props to Esi Edugyan, who grew up here. Fun-fact: a little kid saw the book and said, “I’m cheering for the […]Read more "New Year, New Beans, New Books"
This winter, I spent some time out near Golden, British Columbia, enjoying the quiet. I had a delightful time staying at Il Nido, a bed & breakfast nestled between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains. Apparently, I read a lot of British literature and also drank some wonderful locally roasted coffee. I wish I’d brought another […]Read more "New Year, New Beans, New Books"
For Leonard With Leonard gone, Whose songs to compare With the morning sun, Not that I did compare, But I do, Now that he is gone.Read more "Leonard Cohen"
Background reading for a new project…Read more "Research "
When Words Collide, Calgary’s annual conference for writers, started up last night. Like last year, the weekend event is sold out. If you haven’t bought a pass, or want to think about attending next year, check them out. Best of luck to Axel Howerton, who put out last year’s Tall Tales of the Weird West […]Read more "August Happenings"
I’d like to thank everyone who came out to support the launch of Tall Tales of the Weird West. It was a great night at Owl’s Nest Books and I hope they have a fantastic year as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary. I’d especially like to thank everyone who picked […]Read more "Audio Excerpt From “Dinner in Carcosa”"
What a surprise it was last week to go on down to the Rumble House to host the Art Auction and discover it was the one hundredth battle/rumble/auction since we started in July 2012. While I hosted the majority of Gorilla House battles, this was only my third time behind the mic at the Rumble House, and […]Read more "100th Art Rumble at the Rumble House!"