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SNOW JOKE – My creative Patreon Pages launch!

I’ve finally closed the window of my writing studio as the snow begins to fall. I’ve opened the window to my creative world, launching seven (7!) new pages of refreshed and original material. My Blog and the About pages continue to be available free to anyone, but I’m hoping to concentrate on my writing using

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Questions to build character

Composition note: It’s been years, since I lived in Winnipeg, that I took an advanced workshop class with Marina Endicott, with character building as a focus. These are questions I remember and others I’ve added. Who are you? What are you? Where are you? What do you do? What are you like? What do other

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Making it up as I go along

I’ve just finished my work on the Patreon site to enable a launch on October 1st! Relish people good people helped get me organized and online with Patreon. October 1st is Monday. Until then I will be loading content, and you’ll get a full pitch to join me on a new adventure for a small

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I Dreamed I Met Justin Trudeau

Last night I dreamed I met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in an almost empty Winnipeg Hudson’s Bay building. I explained a problem about needing new shoes for my feet, one real, one fake. I wanted real shoes, perhaps not as fancy as his, but leather white-collar shoes, black, brown, no matter. Not sandals, not sneakers,

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Come to the “Lame Is…” Cabaret!

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’s good thing iswas theatre, preparing for the “Lame is…” cabaret. The good people; the whole company of 24 or more, in rehearsal. Big nights are next week Friday and Saturday. There’s a “pay what you can” matinee on Saturday afternoon. I’m making my adult stage debut as a sit-down comic. Come

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My Daily Smog

I‘m thinking about getting it on. Anywhere, in the bedroom, sure, in the writing studio, ok, even during a writing workshop. It’s my leg, you see. I can spend from five minutes to half an hour putting it on. What was on my mind this morning was about time and space, but on the most

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MY DAILY FLOG: TODAY’S PAIN

It’s hard to explain, but my pain remains more or less the same. Three surgeries ameliorated pains in my hips (both artificial hips approaching 5th year) and in my left foot. It’s prosthetic replacement is allowing me to stand, to walk, and to sit more comfortably at my desk when I’m working. Nothing has been,

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Published Last week in Jerry Jazz Musician

Revelation The light on the road to Chicago turns us toward each other, stories full in our mouths. There is room in the Volkswagen for what we need, growing in the music of Al Green and Norah Jones. Reaching ahead of our selves, we hold hands as the dusk settles her skirt around us, we

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Me – My Left Foot

I am in Bed 3, though not right now. I am doing well enough I can go home and look after myself all long weekend. The walker photo is from week before last, the end of week two. I can easily make the rounds of the rehab gym on forearm crutches, and then on Friday,

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Roommate Bed 4

Roy has a spinal injury as a result of  fall in his bathroom. He hit his head and his back, badly damaging three vertebrae requiring surgery. He and Eugene have been here in room 525 the longest.  Roy is nearly ready to go home, likely by the beginning of September. His home is in Beausejour,

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