My routine has slowly gotten back to normal this past week. I was back at my desk working on chapter 9 of LOVED MARS, HATED THE FOOD. I would say the first draft is one-quarter complete now. For those who have now read THE ROAD AHEAD, you will find this novel very different. This week … Continue reading Weekly Update
Let me be frank, Donald Trump had his ass whooped this week during the first of three presidential debates. Based on his performance, his preparation was inadequate and this strategy badly flawed. I like to provide advice to politicians without regard to political stripes (although Trump appears to display no obvious stripes). I've come up … Continue reading Debating Advice For The Donald
My submission for the 2017 Stephen Leacock award. Talk about a wild stab in the dark. You know what they say, go big or go home!
Canadian politics has been too quiet lately. So during the week that Rick Tompkins and THE ROAD AHEAD have their coming out party, we have a made in Canada birther scandal. It seems the inspirational narrative provided by Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef regarding her journey to Canada hasn't been totally accurate. She did arrive … Continue reading The Birthers v. Maryam Monsef
The six weeks of planning for the release of THE ROAD AHEAD paid off. It was a huge success. I would estimate that at least eighty people attended the party at Ben McNally Books this past Wednesday evening. Thank you to my many friends, colleagues and family for coming out to support me. I was … Continue reading Weekly Update
THE ROAD AHEAD at the University of North Carolina.
I spent this week with my designer trying to figure out how to get THE ROAD AHEAD on Kindle and Kobo. There were some missteps but it all seems to be working now. Most of the time was reading the terms and conditions. That reminds me of an excellent 2013 documentary Terms and Conditions May … Continue reading Weekly Update
Who doesn't love a good conspiracy theory? They've been part of the Internet going back to when Google was a research project of a couple of Stanford students. It's what keeps people coming back to Snopes. The 2016 Presidential election campaign has been a treasure trove for conspiracy theories. Mostly, pertaining to Hillary Clinton. I've … Continue reading My Favourite Hillary Clinton Conspiracy Theories