George Orwell and his epic novel 1984 are making a comeback. His character Winston Smith existed in a world where freedom and privacy have disappeared. Some think this is happening today. His colleague H. G. Wells wrote War of the Worlds and because of that we can thank Wells for introducing us to ‘fake news,’… Read More

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One year ago I lambasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for issuing a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day that had no mention of Jews in it. I found his words hollow, without substance, and displaying a shameful naivety and ignorance about history. He deserved the criticism. Last Friday he issued this year’s statement. “Today… Read More

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Happy New Year and I hope 2017 will be good to you – better than it’s been for me so far. I began the year with my left forearm in a cast due to a broken wrist sustained in mid-December and it ain’t fun, especially when you need two hands to type, never mind negotiating… Read More

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I’m no fan of astrology. My birthday is April 20 which makes me a Taurus and means I share it with such people as actress Jessica Lange, Carmen Electra who isn’t really an actress, and oh yes, Adolf Hitler. Indeed, when I was a kid and April 20 came along, I always wondered about these… Read More

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Where in the world do writers get all their ideas? Well that’s just it. The world. And beyond. Sometimes dreams play a part. Stephen King got the idea for Misery after he fell asleep on an airplane. He dreamt about a woman who held this author prisoner. She killed him, skinned him, fed his remains… Read More

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From November 26 through November 30 we are doing a free promo for my novel The Last Witness. For those five days go to Amazon and click on the book. Both of my historical novels The Last Witness and Qumran are now available for order through Chapters/Indigo Books. On Sunday, November 8th I had the… Read More

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Holocaust Education Week comes around the first week of November followed by November 11th. I have a few things on the go then stemming from my video with university students who know precious little about the past. On Saturday November 7th I'll be doing a reading from my novel The Last Witness with a book… Read More

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There is a federal election going on in Canada and lots of stuff about candidates. In my own riding our initial candidate for the Conservative Party was discovered in a video taken years ago. It showed him urinating in his neighbour's cup. He has since been replaced by another candidate, which brings me to the… Read More

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