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Convergence Writers’ Weekend a Unique Opportunity

by Sean Arthur Joyce and Tom Wayman The deadline is fast approaching for the chance to have your imaginative writing responded to by one of Canada’s best known activist authors at the 4th annual Convergence Writers’ Weekend in beautiful New Denver, … Continue reading

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Deadly Fascination: The Allure of Game of Thrones

The Allure of Psychopathy Why are people so fascinated by psychopaths? Judging by the runaway success of the HBO series Game of Thrones, which features a cast largely populated by psychopaths, the allure at this moment in history seems greater … Continue reading

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Tragedy on Slocan Lake: Lantern Ceremony

Wandering into Tragedy Part 2: Lantern Ceremony, Slocan Lake, May 18, 2014 For as long as we’ve been on this planet, light has been a symbol of hope, warmth, rebirth. At Halloween we light bonfires to chase away not only … Continue reading

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Tragedy on Slocan Lake

Wandering into Tragedy Part One: May 10, 2014, 7 pm. It’s not every day you wander into tragedy when you’re out for your evening walk. But that’s what happened to me last night. We’d heard the sirens earlier around dinnertime. And … Continue reading

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Journalism? Or Public Relations? Pt. 2

1. Credit Where Credit is Due: A Long History I want to thank the many readers of my blog who kindly took time to send me comments and compliments on my essay, Journalism? Or Public Relations? including Randy Morse. I … Continue reading

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Journalism? Or Public Relations?

1. A Little Historical Perspective “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.” –attributed to George Orwell In response to Randy Morse’s Dalton Camp Award-winning essay, Small Towns, Big Media, I have to … Continue reading

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Winter Blues Boogie a Kootenay Godsend

1. The January Blues You have to live in the mountains to appreciate what a godsend Winter Blues Boogie is in the depths of a Kootenay winter. The January blues, man. Skies about 50 feet off the ground. The chill … Continue reading

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