On Writing Blog2016-12-10T00:40:16-05:00

The contrasts are black and white and stark …

in everything from hope and anger to failure, character, leadership and friendship (4 min read) Two men. Two Presidents. Two stories. Two books. Two Americas. Two visions (well, at least one). One rooted in Read more...

When communities and the “Reporters’ Gallery Yonder” wither, the roots of democracy die.

Canadian democracy in decline: An essay (7 min read) “All politics is local." – Tip O'Neill I remember the day, November 27, 2017. A Monday morning. The sky was blue, the coffee fresh, my adrenalin Read more...

How does Trump con 72 million voters?

He gives them 'hope' in a swamp of meaninglessness (3 min read) "Religion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool." – Voltaire Trumpism is a religion, a belief, a cult of hope, Read more...

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

I believe Francis Bacon’s three principles are the foundation of good writing. By “conference,” he means conversation and that is what the vast majority of people do the most; it’s unique to humans. But where we truly find discovery and advancement is by expanding beyond our ability to converse and developing the other two capabilities we possess: reading and writing. Amassing knowledge and having the ability to articulate it in a permanent form – for millions across history – is a wondrous gift that we humans can give to others with whom we share the planet.

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