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The Questionnaire, part 1

If there were an end-of-life questionnaire – and there might be! – here is how I would answer two questions: Do you wish you were smarter? No. Intelligence did not make me happy. Getting older I have lost some and then some more, and have won eons of easygoing delight because of that. I always […]

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 […]

“Be My Shadow”

In 2002 I helped my friend Kat Kosiancic produce her beautifully humane documentary “Be My Junkie Shadow.” Kat interviewed seven women who lived and worked in Vancouver’s downtown eastside neighborhood. Four of these women have since died, most recently Nicole C., shown above in a 1998 photo by Lincoln Clarkes from his epic “Heroines” series. […]

“Peace of Pai”

My friend Kat Kosiancic is writing about her travels through Thailand. I love her writing. Right now she’s living in the bungalow pictured above in the town of Pai.

Kat in transit …

My friend Kat Kosiancic is hanging out at my place getting her notes together in advance of her flight to Thailand tomorrow. I hope she does a ton of writing, on the streets and on the beaches, and in the retreats, caves and hot springs there. I know she has several writing projects in the […]