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Today I Learned It Was You

When a retired actor who frequents a city park is purported to be transitioning from man to deer, municipal authorities in St. John’s, Newfoundland, find themselves confronted by an exasperatingly difficult problem. Complications mount as advocates, bureaucrats, police, and local politicians try to corral the situation, which escalates into an Read More

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The Venice Biennale

It was a bold move but one exploiting the natural connection between Newfoundland and the home of its oft purported discoverer, the Venetian citizen (though born in Gaeta near Napoli) Zuan Cabboto. And there is something sympathetic about the Comune di Venezia and St John’s; the fetid hum of tidal Read More

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From the archives

El Dorado Journal of Medicine – April 1, 1987 SPECIAL ARTICLE THE DEVELOPMENT OF PSYCHOSIS AFTER CHRONIC MOTION PICTURE MONTAGE – FILM EDITING AND MADNESS – CINEDEMENTIA A, B, C6 E. DERMOT LLOYD M.D., HEINRICH RlCHLER M.D., CAMERON PORTER M.D., WALDO PIDGEON M.D., LOUIS JEMEAL M.D., IGOR NORMINSKI M.D., PAULO Read More

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A Wild Pitch

G: A Television Movie [PDF] One is forever “pitching” film and television projects.  Only a portion get developed into scripts and fewer still get made. This orphaned project is interesting for a couple of reasons.  Firstly, it was received in all quarters with the enthusiasm usually reserved for anthrax.  The Read More

You Had To Be There

Not in the habit of providing free content to the CBC but it was David Cochrane asking,[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Smart, young Drew Brown was excellent company but made me feel old for having lived through much of what is the historical record for him.   I think Read More

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Writers Trust Gala

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Some foolishness here  gala_nq   I wrote about attending one of those Arts Galas that so disturb the Prime Minister of Canada. It’s featured in the latest Newfoundland Quarterly.

“Good Guys on the California Dime”

For your listening pleasure, Sean Panting’s “68A”.  The song is an account of Sean’s turn playing a hooligan from Push Through in the film “Rare Birds”, the screenplay of which I wrote based on my novel. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] With its “Hurry up and wait!” refrain Read More

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