Nov 2019 13


I have turned off the public word tap lately.

Not sure anyone noticed. I certainly hope you have more going on in your life than to check a little blog of a Canadian Advertising Copywriter for updates. “I can’t wait for his posts about Bass Playing, Pigeons on Balconies of Parkdale, or the double slit experiment and its results possibly supporting the Simulation Theory of consciousness.”

I like to write raw, and honestly, and that can be emotionally draining. I think that’s why some of the most prolific writing periods for me have been during crisis like family illnesses, or personal struggles.

So in a way, my lack of posting is perhaps a good thing. Nothing bad is happening. If Santiago had caught that fish in ‘Old Man and the Sea’, it’d be a boring read. So, no I’ll save you from all the positivity for now.

Cocooning. Dormant. Slumbering. Have planted seeds that will sprout soon, but actually really enjoying my work as an Advertising Copywriter again. I’ve had the good fortune to work for some fabulous advertising agencies the last months, on interesting projects.

Words have been good to me for my whole life. They’ve educated me, kept me company and inspired my imagination, and eventually they gave me a career. I like to boast they are my playthings, but really I’m the one at their mercy. I continue to be in awe of their power and tread lightly when I try to find new ways to harness their energy. It’s a good relationship, but one I will treat delicately.

If you are one of the five or six people that comes here, the writing will be back.

And if you are an advertising agency looking for a scribe, a Ronin Samurai with a pen, please inquire.









Nov 2019 11

Deep Intelectual convorsasions

_#Parkdale #alley #graffiti #Toronto

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Nov 2019 09

Saturdaying in the hood. _#Parkdale

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Oct 2019 30

Darwin’s Natural Selection theory foiled by a Sharpie in the lobby of a Subway sandwich at Yonge and Adelaide.

_#Toronto #adaptiveevolution #WednesdayTurkeySubDay
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Oct 2019 30


I love to write. And some days, I even love my job as a writer of advertising.

Like today.

My challenge is to write something for a client. Something moving.

So to prepare, what do I do? I listen to great, moving writing. Writing that plays with words so effortlessly and seduces you. Efficiently. In staccato breaths.

Like this. Billy Collins at work, people.