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BC Ferries Canadiana Sci-Fi Short Stories Uncategorized

Down by the Ferry

As a change from my rants concerning social media, I thought I’d share another story. I wrote this for the Bundoran Press Blood and Water anthology. Although it made it to the final round of consideration, it unfortunately was rejected so now I’m stuck with an 8000 word piece of science-fiction canadiana. I thought I […]

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Rants Social Media The Internet Uncategorized

Why I Hate Facebook (Part 2)

As usual, just after I write something I find someone else has recently done something similar. Stephen Marche wrote an article in the Atlantic this month titled “Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?” which touches on much of what I wrote about in my ‘Why I Hate Facebook’ post. Marche’s thesis is much broader than mine, suggesting […]

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Rants Social Media The Internet Uncategorized

Why I Hate Facebook

I gave up Facebook for Lent this year. Actually I gave up social media in general, spurning my newly acquired Twitter account, and my Google+ as well (yes, I still hold out hope that more people will move there.) This wasn’t a new exercise for me. I also did it last year, and the year […]

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Musings The City Uncategorized W.B. Yeats

A Terrible Beauty Is Born

I’ve been thinking more on the whole mythology aspect of identity, for cities as well as other places. With cities that identity is grown organically, bursting out of the collective experiences, trials and tribulations of their inhabitants. But cities are not the only entities that are steeped in story. Nations, peoples, and regions also have […]

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Dinosaurs Screen Plays Uncategorized

The Bone War

Back in the days when dinosaur bones were a hot commodity, there were two paleontologists, Marsh and Cope, whose friendship turned to bitter rivalry. They strove to outdo each other both professionally and unprofessionally, resorting to bribery, theft, and fossil destruction. Between the two of them, they unearthed a fantastic number of new dinosaur species, […]