November 26, 2018

(October 1 to November 20, 2018)

Monday, October 1

Landed now in the Marpole neighbourhood of Vancouver with a touch of rain after a run-around delay changing planes at Pearson Airport in Toronto.

Tuesday, October 2

Now to sit down at have a look at The Sicilian Cowboys an...

February 6, 2018

As I will be returning to the Bay area this April here are a few word highlights from my most recent collection of essays 'Critics Who Know Jack (Urban Myths, Media and Rock and Roll)', along with a photo or two: JM

Hope to see you at Bird and Beckett Books and Records...

November 8, 2017

Critical Jack takes a satirical look at a potential scenario should the matter remain unresolved decades from now.

May 15, 2017

As we roll around to the 50th anniversary of 'The Summer of Love'(1967 San Francisco) this coming June, and Canada comes to celebrate its 150th year of Confederation, there is much to recall regarding the freedoms established in a tumultuous decade.  With the autumn of...

February 1, 2017

The weekend of January 20-22 was an astounding show of force and protest against the Trumpian Presidency.  It made me think of the power of organization and the ability of women's groups and coalitions to work with discipline and vitality to bond together.  The questio...

December 2, 2016

“I have now gone through the immense scenes of revolutions that the world has  experienced since the time of Charlemagne; and to what have they all tended?  To desolation, and the loss of millions of lives! Every great event has been a capital misfortune.  History...

September 1, 2016

To those that read in on my July post many thanks. From comments on Frank Sinatra to the consideration of what it means to be a writer in Canada, your voices are much appreciated as this discourse on protest in the arts continues.  Pride in work and joy in living to al...

July 1, 2016

'Do I dare disturb the universe...?'  T.S. Eliot 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock'

After the past year and a half's touring, and performing from San Francisco to Montreal with readings from 'Critics Who Know Jack (Urban Myths Media and Rock and Roll)' , many in the...

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