Category Archives: Writing

Peace Warrior

The man stood up and started chanting the morning call to prayer. “Shut up!” shouted the Israeli commando, aiming a handgun at the Muslim’s head from three meters away. Kevin Neish, sitting nearby, knew if he didn’t divert the soldier’s attention, the Muslim would be shot dead. The Israelis had already shot and killed nine […]

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Rituals for Fun and Fitness

The city of Victoria is, of course, named for the former queen (1837 – 1901) of the United Kingdom, and Canada. It’s certainly no surprise, then, that the city has a Victorian flavour you can taste by taking a stroll around the harbour or afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel. But Victoria is also home […]

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Cain’s Creation

        Adam and Eve conceived Cain (he who is created), And later his brother Abel. And Abel became a shepherd, and Cain a farmer.   When he became a man Cain offered The first fruits of his harvest to God, And Abel brought the fattest young from his flock. And God accepted Abel’s […]

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Drifting

We are all just visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to grow, to love – and then we go home.           –  Aboriginal Proverb Bruce Chatwin’s The Songlines is a collection of philosophical and anthropological meanderings quilted together by encounters with […]

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No Country for an Old Man

I came to creative writing in middle-age. 57 when I started, 60 when I graduate. I’ve never been a creative writer, though I have written for work: instruction manuals, educational materials, and advisory publications for accountants. More than four decades have passed since I’d been a high school student in Israel (quit in grade 12). […]

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