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Proudly whacky, a Canadian tradition

People ask me why I write bizarre stories populated by a whacky assortment of characters. My answer? I’m Canadian. As a people, we’re allowed and perhaps even encouraged to be different. Heck, a former Prime Minister [and the dad of our current PM] Pierre Elliott Trudeau became a role model for a generation in the…… Continue reading Proudly whacky, a Canadian tradition

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Suicide Squad – DC takes another header?

The word’s out. Rotten Tomatoes gives DC’s band of nasties thumbs down. Tomatoes Quote – “Critics Consensus: #Suicide_Squad boasts a talented cast and a little more humor than previous DCEU efforts, but they aren’t enough to save the disappointing end result from a muddled plot, thinly written characters, and choppy directing.” https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/suicide_squad_2016/ The #Tomatometer went splat with…… Continue reading Suicide Squad – DC takes another header?

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Stranger than fiction: Trump defies the physics of politics

Okay, readers this is supposed to be a potpourri of my writing, book reviews and occasionally the weird and wonderful relating to news that borders on sci-fi or horror fantasy. But like my mashup thrillers, I just can’t stay fixed on a single theme. Blame the ADHD or maybe it’s because the #Donald_Trump run for…… Continue reading Stranger than fiction: Trump defies the physics of politics

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Review: Elegance of the Hedgehog, strange but beautiful tale

The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a strange and, to me, wonderful novel. One of two central characters and first-person narrators is Renée, a middle-aged concierge in an upscale apartment building. She revels in a private life rich in aesthetics and ideas but disguises her intelligence to avoid threatening the braggadocio among her rich, formally-educated…… Continue reading Review: Elegance of the Hedgehog, strange but beautiful tale

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Are superhero shows on TV super?

As a lifelong DC and Marvel comic book fan, most of the superhero shows on TV are less than super. In fact, a lot are downright lame. The answer to the question below that I posted on another blog fleshes out my arguments. What are some of the best superhero TV shows to watch? My answer:…… Continue reading Are superhero shows on TV super?

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Can astronauts experience lunacy?

The following is my answer to a question posted on Quora.com. What if an astronaut on the moon refused to go back to Earth? https://www.quora.com/What-if-an-astronaut-on-the-moon-refused-to-go-back-to-Earth Whoa! Where does everyone get off saying that astronauts are invulnerable to a mental breakdown. Not saying that was the case cited below but it was strange and leads me…… Continue reading Can astronauts experience lunacy?

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Sexy, morally blurred, Depression-era mystery a great read

Author G. K. Parker introduces Indifferent City through a scene in a Speakeasy where Billy Duquesne’s questionable morality is set before us when he slips a wallet bulging with cash to Craine, a mobster and the establishment’s owner. Billy’s bloodied knuckles attest to the persuasion required to complete the collection. For his effort, our hero is…… Continue reading Sexy, morally blurred, Depression-era mystery a great read