A New Writing Workshop With Martyn Kendrick

Coming to the Centre A Writing Workshop with Martyn Kendrick April 26, 2014 at the Waterfront Trust Building in Hamilton I hold many titles and fulfill many roles, but the one that comes closest to my core is writer. Writing is the best way I’ve found to learn about...

Hold Mommy's Cigarette

Shelley Marshall is a talented actor and comedian. She’s also a mistress of the art of shameless self promotion.  That’s a good thing. I think most of us could use to become more shameless in our self promotion.  Shame is a big part of what keeps us living...
A Book to Inspire Myself

A Book to Inspire Myself

My friend Heather Joy Skelton was a great reader. For a while she read every self help and inspirational book she could get her hands on. But then they all started to sound the same and so she decided to make a book of her own. It was a journal really, full of her...

Reading the Signs of the Times

When I have a tough decision to make I like to consult the oracles, not because they speak the truth, but because they speak in riddles and often, in trying to work out the riddles, I find a new insight into the problem I am facing. In the same way I like to read the...

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Years ago I read a book called The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, by Alan Garner. I’ve been fascinated with weirdness ever since. Weird is an Old English word and relates to a supernatural power to control the fates. Tom Robbins says, “There is no such thing as a...

The Museum of Modern Beta

Museum: a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value Modernity: the quality of being current or of the present Beta: preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product I was following a trail across...