A few of my favourite things...

Sally Bowles and Co. 
A review of The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood

Proust's Way 
A review of Cities of the Plains by Marcel Proust

Chez Proust 
The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust

Herman And His Hermits 
An appreciation of the first Boy Band

The Majestic Proust 
Proust at the Majestic by Richard Davenport-Hines

Experiencing Keith Cole 
The Keith Cole Experience onstage at Tallulah's Cabaret

Words, words, words 
A review of The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (Riverhead/Penguin 2008)

Dragon's Blood 
A review of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson (Penguin, English trans. by Reg Keeland 2008)

Lost Loves  
The Love Of The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Scribners 1941)

Something Still To Find  
Something Still To Find by Douglas LePan (McClelland and Stewart 1982)

A Rare Treat 
Bessie Smith's 1929 Film Version of St. Louis Blues

20 Years of Genius on Disc 
Maria Callas --The Complete Studio Recordings 1949-1969

Rules Of Engagement 
Fair Game (My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House) by Valerie Plame Wilson

Out in Paperback 
Ian Young's Visual History of Gay Pulps

Belated Gifts 
Gordon Stewart Anderson's The Toronto You Are Leaving

The Bullet Trick 
Louise Welsh's new book in review

Barbra, Casual
The legend, onstage before us

Two Poems for Nelson Trent Hurry 
(1963 - 2008)

Intimations of Mortality 
March 10, 2008/June 16, 2008

Puerto Vallarta 03-03-08

For Our Mothers 
Published in The New Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 4

Beggar, midstream 
Poem written 10-10-07

Poem written 10-10-07

Postcards From India
A collection of treasures 2-10-06

Cup And Saucer
Published in The Nashwaak Review Vol. 18/19 No.1 Spring/Summer 2007

A Perfect Time to Be in Paris
Published in Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly, 2002

Empty Gardens
Originally published in The New Quarterly, 1999

I think it's a good idea to venerate your idols, even the ones with feet of Demerol.  Here are some essays about people who helped shape my thinking, my writing, and at times my life.  Other idols and early influences include F. Scott Fitzgerald, Angela B. Davis, Glenn Gould, Janis Joplin, Mother Theresa, Marcel Proust and the Hardy Boys, Frank and Joe.

James Dean's 25th Memorial Anniversary

Sylvia Plath and Winthrop-by-the-Sea
Published in Literary Traveler.com

Robert Craft and Anton Webern

Radical Modern: F. Scott Fitzgerald and New York
Published in Nashwaak Review

I'm an inveterate traveler.  Sometimes I stop and write about what I think about what I see.

Turkey Point
An Author's Wilderness Adventures

CUBA: Eight Days, Three Men and A Rooster
(an abbreviated version of this article was published by Xtra! and Capital Xtra! in 2004)

A Mystery Lake, An Idyllic Cove

You've Never Seen!

Writers write a lot of things that go nowhere in their efforts to be successful writers.  (Of course they become fodder for other things, but that's another story -- literally.)  Along with two unpublished novels, I've also got a handful of scripts written for television and film.  Here's one of my faves.

Click here to read an excerpt from the teleplay script to  Purge

Due to size and for easier reading, this script  is in PDF format, which requires the Acrobat Reader.



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