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Where I’m From…


It all starts from home…   Before I launch on travels to “foreign” parts of the world, I want to think about what I am leaving behind—Toronto, Canada—and how it, my hometown has affected me as an individual and a … Continue reading

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I’ve been puzzling over this one?


I’ve read that Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders once said: “…how frequently in the course of our lives the evil which in itself we seek most to shun, and which, when we are fallen into it, … Continue reading

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Amazon/Penguin Contest, Literary agents


At 12:01 am, January 24th, the Amazon, Penguin Breakthrough Novel Contest opened. At 12:01.5, I began to enter all my documents for The Drawing Lesson,–the Description, the Pitch, the first 5000 words and then the manuscript itself. I pictured the … Continue reading

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The Red Book by Carl Jung


Last night, I was at a lecture given by, Laurie Savlov, a senior Jungian analyst in Toronto, who has undertaken a monumental task—reading, understanding and lecturing about Carl Jung’s Red Book. Lots of people review books, you may say. What’s … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover


Who would agree with that statement today? With all the emphasis on design and the importance of visual imagery, it seems very unlikely that, as purchasers of books, we aren’t going to be attracted or repelled, impressed or unimpressed with … Continue reading

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The Architecture of Happiness by Alain De Botton


The Architecture of Happiness and writing. I first became a real fan of Alain de Botton’s writing in 2005 when I was visiting Paris by myself for about two weeks. I stopped in at Shakespeare & Company right by the … Continue reading

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