Category Archives: Politics

Hate Masks Pain (James Baldwin)

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” ― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

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Undetectable – Launch Dates & Readings

Here are some of my scheduled launches and readings for my latest book, Undetectable – my haibun poetry account of my Hepatitis C journey and recent cure. Everyone is welcome at these events, and questions are encouraged. All events are … Continue reading

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Israeli Pilot Turned Peace Activist Coming to Vancouver Island

Yonatan Shapira, a former Israeli Air Force pilot who is now a highly respected peace activist, will be coming to Vancouver Island November 6 and 7 for a speaking tour. This is a rare opportunity to hear from someone who … Continue reading

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Nanaimo Regional District Tries to Banish Writers

Just two days before our Sharing the Fire gathering of writers is scheduled to begin at Thistledown Farm B&B in Cedar, BC, bureaucrats from the Regional District of Nanaimo have threatened to shut it down. The event involves about a dozen writers … Continue reading

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After the Great Hack (haiku)

After the Great Hack the townsfolk moved into the darkened shopping mall Year by year, a new a new civilization took root beside the water clock © kim goldberg  

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MAP: Who Imports the Most From Whom

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Toronto Jews Support Paul Manly’s Right to Seek NDP Nomination

Last month we learned that the federal NDP, under the leadership of Thomas Mulcair, had rejected the candidacy bid of well-known Nanaimo filmmaker Paul Manly. Manly had been seeking his party’s nomination for the new federal riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith in … Continue reading

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