I am a
Canadian journalist, now living in the desert of
Los Angeles. Before returning to Vancouver six years ago, I spent
four and a half years in Mexico as a foreign correspondent. Before
that, I lived and worked in Montreal and Quebec City.
I'm just reactivating this web page after almost three years, so it might take me some time to get rid of the dead links and update it.
This page will be a work in progress, with my thoughts on politics, journalism,
life, love, Canada, hockey, and anything else that matters.
My Guestbook already!
A Canadian abroad in AmericaFirst
impressions of life in the the capital of the Great Republic
- LOS ANGELES (AFP) - What started out as a simple homicide of the wife of a one-time TV and movie star out of the public eye for two decades has taken on cinematic proportions worthy of the greatest Hollywood whodunit.(May 10, 2001) Murder of actor’s wife takes on Hollywood proportions
- LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Father Greg Boyle keeps his back to the wall and his desk positioned so he can see all of the bustling front room of the storefront offices of "Jobs for a Future." (Dec. 20, 2000) Jesuit priest seeks future for Los Angeles gang members
- LOS ANGELES (AFP) - "John Irvin" stands out among the tough, hard-bitten, macho cast of "NYPD Blue," US television’s award-winning cop drama. (Oct. 12, 2000) ‘NYPD Blue’ actor sees bright future for gay thespians
- LONG BEACH, California (AFP)
- The United States' newest upstart political force is readying its convention
here amid arguments, shoving and wrangling over the Reform Party's presidential
nomination, and its future. (May 10, 2000) Reform
Party future in doubt
Plus ça change: A rant from way back in 1992, during
the referendum on the ill-fated Charlottetown Accord. I wrote
this in Mexico City. Perspectives
on a nation
A Tale of Two River Towns: As NHL teams from Winnipeg
and Quebec City head south in search of Yankee greenbacks,a romantic hockey
fan dispairs for the future of our national game. (May17, 1995) Hockey
and the soul of a nation
Language Without Intimacy: Neo-Luddite sympathizers question
the importance of computer technology... from the cover story of The Georgia
Straight, Sept. 22-29, 1995. Computers
and the rest of us...
The time I spent in Mexico marked me deeply, as you can see from the content of my pages.
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - The accused assasin of Mexico's leading presidential
candidate was a reclusive factory worker who hoped his crime would
win publicity for his political views, family and officials said. (The
Associated Press, March 26, 1994) Assasin
Suspect Calm, a Recluse, Friends Say
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico (AP) - Government and Zapatista
guerrilla negotiators will meet to begin talks to end the peasant rebellion
in southern Mexico, the government said today. (The Associated Press,
Feb. 16, 1994) Former
governor freed by rebels, peace talks to begin
ALTAMIRANO, Chiapas, Mexico (AP) - A tiny hospital run by Roman
Catholic nuns has become the focus for angry ranchers, who accuse the Sisters
of Charity of encouraging Indian campesinos to rebel against the government.
The ranchers have told the sisters to get out of town. (Feb. 21,
becomes focus for ranchers' anger