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John Glionna

My dear friend is an endlessly creative and resourceful writer. His recently launched website is a treasure.

John Glionna Reporting from Olympia

My old buddy John Glionna was up in the Olympia area recently doing research on a couple of stories for the Los Angeles Times. It was great to see him: John is perhaps the most wide-awake person I have ever known, and he’s been a stalwart friend to me over many years. John’s a brilliant and […]

My favourite ‘mindfulness’ activity …

… Counting the container ships in English Bay while walking along the seawall. They hide behind other ships, emerge, recede into a faraway haze, disappear behind Stanley Park or UBC. In one walk there were eight at the start, by the Cactus Club, then thirteen right before I got to the pool on Second Beach. […]

Ellavon shined up

I started up Ellavon: An Ezine of Basic Culture in 1998 so that I could work with writers and artists whose stuff I liked. My plan worked beautifully. Our writers included Kristi Coulter, Robin Plan, Julie Damerell, Kat Kosiancic, Jeanne d’Arc O’Day, Jonathan Mayhew, Joseph Conte, John Glionna, Steven Silbert, and Chris Basil. Our artists: Lincoln Clarkes, Marilyn […]

Robert Basil’s Résumé

Academic Kwantlen Polytechnic University (2003 – present): Professor teaching Applied Communication, Marketing Management, and Entrepreneurial Leadership classes in the School of Business. School of Business Faculty Council (September 2013 – August 2016). Applied Communication Department Chair (September 2010 – February 2013). Entrepreneurial Leadership rep on School of Business Curriculum Committee (2010 – 11). Applied Communication Department’s […]