To my many mother-sisters and my wife I celebrate the women who have taught, elevated me with patience, time how exemplar of life, love, introspection sensitivity, truth, joy laughter, kindness, truth no, never perfect often in misunderstanding, grief, heartbreak times of bliss via distance, impassable ramparts still hold in my … Continue Reading International Women’s Day (2014)
I was asked why do I tear up when I see someone win, or lose, or simply compete at the Olympics? I answered: not because I am a man, a Canadian, but because I am human. Understand, it’s not the race, game, competition being watched; it is the person who sacrificed … Continue Reading Emotional Olympics
I was just reading Jim Wallis’ article in the Huffington Post entitled: Zero Tolerance: Trump, Schwarzenegger, and Strauss-Kahn” I’ll step back to 1991. I registered for a secretarial course at a Vancouver college. For eight months I was one of two men in the course. As a man, it was … Continue Reading Keep It In Your Pants, Can You Do That?
A Disclaimer: this is very graphic and not for readers below the age of 18. Addendum: I’ve added a companion video (one scene from my feature film “Abridge” that I wrote/produced/directed/edited back in 2006). This is not based on any one person I know but an amalgamation of women I’ve … Continue Reading I Left My Body (from my book of short plays: Memory)