Category Archives: Thoughts

Life stuff, random thoughts…

Dalkey: A Day Trip from Dublin

I was fortunate to spend a week in Ireland recently, March 2-9 2016, and a high point was a visit to Dalkey and its nearby villages. Dalkey is approximately 30 minutes south of Dublin by DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) … Continue reading

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Your “Making a Murderer” Fix: 5 Must-See True-Crime Documentaries

With Making a Murderer on most people’s lips these days and a second season already in the works, here are five true-crime documentaries that are worth watching: Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About his Father Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne … Continue reading

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A bit of Luck and a lot of Passersby

For a few months now, my girlfriend and I have been talking about purchasing a dog. This past Saturday, she suggested that we pay a visit to the SPCA before a family dinner. At first I agreed, but after some … Continue reading

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Jim’s Course: The Process

The question that I am most frequently asked by readers is, “How long did it take you to write Jim’s Course?” Here’s the answer. I began writing Jim’s Course in a creative-writing course with Andrea MacPherson while I was working … Continue reading

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Jim’s Course. Warning: Adults Only.

Being born and raised in Abbotsford, British Columbia, and attending school with the notorious Bacon brothers, I felt compelled to create a novel set in a small town that was impacted by a growing crime rate. Jim’s Course, a work … Continue reading

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Life as a Sedin

“Are you Henrik or Daniel?” “Look! It’s Dendrik!” “You know who you look like? Those Sedin guys.” These are just three examples of comments and questions I’m constantly plagued with. Life as a Sedin is a little less glamorous than … Continue reading

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Noisy Neighbours

For the second time in my apartment living experience, I’m dealing with noisy neighbours. The first time was years ago, and it was one guy who just didn’t seem to recognize how loud his stereo was – after a few … Continue reading

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