News of the planned changes for postal service, made me think of the days I used to write letters. With them, I inserted drawings and even paintings. I put them in margins and on envelopes. I don’t do that anymore and, now looking back, I wonder why I ever stopped. Here are a few I sent to Melissa back in 1995-1996.
Set 2 of letter drawings circa 1995
Reading the story about the time my father and I boxed
Cover, jacket copy, 1 illustration from my Christmas chapbook, The Last Train: A Christmas Ghost Story. Getting crafty.
Will be selling copies on Saturday at New Westminster’s Farmers Market at River Market (after the Santa Claus Parade).
Difference between non-fiction and fiction?
A 2012 response to Open Book Toronto:
What unique experience or benefit does non-fiction provide for readers?
Unique is a powerful word, and though I may have suggested in the past that non-fiction and fiction have great differences, I’m beginning to waver. Great non-fiction should read like a good novel; I’ve heard this more than once. The statement is somewhat irksome. It suggests in non-fiction the pleasure of reading is sacrificed for the edifying facts found in non-fiction. A great bit of writing is great whether it’s a novel of vengeance on the high seas or an evocative study on 19th century whaling practices. Of course, I’m speaking of ONE book and that’s Moby Dick.
Illustration for my Christmas ghost story, The Last Train
From his attic suite….another illustration for The Last Train
Where I’ll be at 2 PM on Saturday, November 16 for a FREE reading for The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit: Vancouver’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.
A bit here and there and then it’s Pikachu for the other boy.
New event announcement - Saturday, Nov. 16, 2-4 PM, at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. An incredible setting for a reading.
TUESDAY, OCT 22: WHITE ROCK LIBRARY: part of the Fraser Valley Regional Library Author Series
Because this shirt ironing video never tires…
This is how ironing may be done with great sense of dō.
Personally, I go from collar, button front, placket front, back, sleeve, and finally cuffs. But I always think of this video when I do it.
My father at ten years old.