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Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Current Blog | 0 comments

Got my new handkerchiefs in the mail today. They came from the Flying Needle Gallery with a business card and a bow, so I suspect...

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Should your novel be evaluated?

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Current Blog | 0 comments

You’d think the obvious answer is duh, or yes. But it’s not that simple. Unless you’re a bestselling author you need to...

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The non-category of ‘collaborator’

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Current Blog | 0 comments

A Claude Lanzmann documentary film is coming out in a few weeks that examines over three hours (that’s like a short for Lanzmann)...

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A melancholic’s guide to Disney World

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Current Blog | 0 comments

This is my eighth trip. The first was when I was 19 years old.  The two daughters I bring with me are older now than I was then. “This...

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An indelible impression

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Current Blog, Shanghai Diary | 0 comments

We returned to Toronto five days ago and are still feeling the effects of jet lag, and of the trip. Our Beijing guide, Babbitt, was kind...

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Beijing dogs

Posted by on Mar 17, 2013 in Current Blog | 0 comments

This is a short blog about Chinese dogs written partly because I am a dog fancier.  What I had heard mostly about Chinese dogs from Canada...

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