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katsvox

I have been adding material to katsvox.com, the website devoted to the art, writing, and life of my magical friend kat kosiancic, who passed away last August. Vancouver photographer Lincoln Clarkes, who worked with kat in the late 1990s, captured the amazing image above. There’s a gallery of Lincoln’s portraits of kat on the site […]

katsvox

photo of kat kosiancic by English Bay in Vancouver, 2013 With some of kat kosiancic’s friends and her dad, I’ve been curating a website devoted to kat’s art, music, and writing. It is called katsvox.com. This site is an ongoing project. We have excerpted some of kat’s unpublished books and other writings and selected some songs […]

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. […]