My art in Owen Sound

The Owen Sound Art Banner Project The Owen Sound Art Banner Project is an annual street art exhibition showcasing the works of local artists on street banners displayed along Owen Sound’s harbour walkway. Artists from Grey and Bruce Counties are invited to submit their work each year. Patrons are invited to sponsor these banners for $100. Since 2009, the Owen Sound Art Banner Project has been proud to celebrate the talent and success of local…

Review: In Veritas, by C.J. Lavigne

In Veritas by C.J. Lavigne My rating: 2 of 5 stars I came to C.J. Lavigne’s debut novel through the recommendation of a friend, with expectations I would find this tale one into which I could immerse and engage. But, alas, it was not to be. Certainly this is an ambitious novel in that Lavigne chooses to tell this story from a foreign and difficult point of view, that of a young woman who experiences…

Short story publication

Spring 2022 Issue of Pulp Literature The great folks at Pulp Literature have released their Spring Issue No. 34. I’m really pleased to share the table of contents with JJ Lee, Megan W Shaw, Kimberley Aslett, Mel Anastasiou, Mitchell Shanklin, Michelle Barker, and Douglas Smith. My story, Would We Had Time, took inspiration from the true story of a chronometer, inventoried as Arnold 294, and made by the famous John Arnold of London. The chronometer…

Review: Galore, by Michael Crummey

Galore by Michael Crummey My rating: 4 of 5 stars Written with Michael Crummey’s highly readable wit and insight, Galore is a rethinking of the story of Jonah and the whale, albeit without the Biblical admonition about destiny. In fact, one might say Crummey refutes the concept of preordination in this family saga rife with pig-headed vengeance, of conversations never opened, of secrets and shames. It is a raw tale, a ridiculous tale, and despite…

Review: Kitchen Confidential, by Anthony Bourdain

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain My rating: 3 of 5 stars Once again I find myself flying in the face of popular sentiment. Somehow I feel I should have gone with public acceptance of Bourdain’s very raw, even visceral, autobiographical journey as a chef, and as an individual. His culinary autobiography is well-written, much to the credit of his ghost writer, and so I cannot give any honest evaluation of…