I’m titling this article “Part One” in the sincere hope that I get to write Part Two. I don’t see why I won’t be able to, but you never know.
Doctor Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, is said to have remarked, in response to the craze for symbolic examination he’d unleashed, “Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.”
A writer’s life can be a very confusing one. If you’d told me eight years ago, when I started writing my first novel, that the easiest thing about being a writer was writing the books, I’d have never believed you.
The curious case of the Peace Arch Park recently came to national prominence as a result of the prosecution of Michael Kong and his son, Matthew. Kong Senior and Junior are accused of facilitating the illegal entry of numerous foreign nationals over a number of years, through the park into Canada. I know all about this case, and not just vicariously. I’ve been directly involved in it, and many other cases like it.
Here's a secret about me: I have no intention of getting old. As the Who once sang (and still do, man, are they old):