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This blog may seem a little unfocused, but then so am I - I'm a writer, photographer, trombonist, grandfather, and promoter of graffiti as an art form and a community change agent. You can subscribe to my posts, over on the right hand panel, via RSS feed or emails, or follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
I retired ten years ago and quickly overfilled my days. I've no idea how I found the time to work before. A few years ago I moved downtown to the Parkdale/Hintonburg area, and love it. No house to maintain, walk everywhere, cafes, groceries, beer store, library, even a "local" nearby. Nice area to explore on foot with my camera, or as a base to explore further afield on my bike.
I'm a writer now, a new career. I'd written off and on over the years, but in 2010 decided to try the NaNoWriMo writing challenge. Thirty days (November) to write at least 50,000 words - first draft only. I met the challenge, and repeated it for several years - five more novels in fact. Kirk's Landing was published in 2013, and Return to Kirk's Landing in 2016. I also have written a number of Flash Fiction stories, inspired by several online sites that give a prompt, such as a phrase, opening line, photo, or genre, a limit of usually 800-1200 words, and less than a week to write in. It's a great way to practice and expand your skills, get some feedback, and see if there's a novel lurking in there. Here's a link to my stories . I've joined several writer related groups, ,I follow many writer/editor blogs, I read about writing, I dream about writing - it's my passion!