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Gender
Male
Birthday
December 17 1946
Location
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
About Me
I am semi-retired, married and reside in Ottawa, Canada. I have returned to writing after a long absense. Having extra time on my hands allows for reflection and revision. I was born in the central prairie region of Canada -- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Endless sky, plains and highways left plenty of room for imagination.
Type of Writer
There are a lot of wierd things going on in my brain. Occasionally, I let some of them out. Reader, beware!
Writing Style
I have tried many styles of writing with more or less success. You be the judge... please!
Interests
I volunteer with the Shepherds of Good Hope, a homeless shelter providing meals, clothing and a place to sleep for those in need.
Website / Homepage
My Blog
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Favorite Books
"Chronicles, Volume 1" by Bob Dylan; "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; "Threepenny Novel" by Bertolt Brecht; "Steppenwolf" by Hermann Hesse; "While I Was Gone" by Sue Miller; "Pull of the Moon" by Elizabeth Berg; "Tinkers" by Paul Harding
Favorite Authors
Elizabeth Berg, Leslie Marmon Silko, Pema Chodron, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Sharon Salzberg, William Shakespeare, Raymond Chandler, Kurt Vonnegut, Richard Brautigan. Sue Miller, John Irving.
Favorite Poets
Tornado Day, Sage, Charles Bukowski, Robert Frost, William Wantling, Emily Dickenson, e.e.cummings.
Favorite Quote
A quote from my main man, Bob Dylan: "A song is like a dream, and you try to make it come true. They're like strange countries that you have to enter."
Favorite Music
Robert Johnson, Billie Holiday, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bob Seger, Colin James, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Bill Broonzy, Wilson Pickett
Favorite Movies
"Precious", "Sleuth", "Sayonara", "Casablanca", "The Maltese Falcon", "On the Waterfront", "Rebel Without a Cause", "The Wild One", "Streetcar Named Desire", "Shawshank Redemption".
RECOMMENDED ITEMS
The desolation of homelessness.
Rated: E
~228 Words
*Dollar* 75 GPs per review
Experience, Emotional, Community
Type: Poetry
Updated 9 years ago
To this day Marie is known as the Voodoo Queen.
Rated: 13+
~368 Words
Occult, Horror/Scary, Supernatural
Type: Lyrics
Updated 9 years ago
NEW AND UPDATED ITEMS
    Rated: E · Other · #1713983
    This is where I keep items recently created.
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1208548
    My favorite poems. Subjects are varied.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #1207208
    Visualizing artistic inspiration.
    Rated: 13+ · Romance/Love · #1208402
    Sitting near the water weeping, a lovely maiden in deep despair.
    Rated: 13+ · Adult · #1203015
    Bleak narration by a homeless man who will be sleeping on the street.
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