Grant is a retired law enforcement officer and native of Vancouver, BC. He has also lived in Brazil. He has written twelve books. In 2018, two of them were shortlisted for the 2018 Wattys Awards.
Are We Alone?
It's late. In Sao Paulo, it's nearing midnight. And, as late nights tend to produce flights of musing about all things cosmic, tonight my blog shall be far out, man.
There's a Little Chernobyl in Us All
It was a beautiful sunny day today. But I found myself inside, watching TV. Ordinarily, I wouldn't, but I'd been dying to see the new HBO Miniseries Chernobyl, and I knew it wasn't anything the rest of my family would be interested in. I, on the other hand, with a near-lifelong obsession with all things nuclear, could not wait.
John Cusack Can Sit if He Wants To
Pity poor John Cusack. The once successful actor, now relegated to what was once called "Straight to Video," when there was such a thing, caught some flak lately for his off-duty performance at a Cubs game. A local news outlet snapped a shot of the grumpy-looking celeb sitting in his seat during a pre-game tribute to the US military.
Adventures in Flight 2
I'm sitting in my favourite writer's refuge in Sao Paulo, an unremarkable bar on Avenida Cesar with cheap eats and great caipirinhas, reflecting on the routine miracles of modern life.
The Coming Era of Might Makes Right
Lately, I've been coming to a depressing conclusion about the emerging character of our century. And it all started with travel television.
A Question of Value
People of a proletarian bent, such as myself, love hearing about the snob class being brought low. Having their pretensions punctured, and high standards shot down to where the rest of us have to live.
Adventures in Flight
I'm writing this in a Pearson Airport gate area while I wait for my flight from Toronto to Vancouver. After ten sleepless hours flying from Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo's Mocoto
It’s been said about Sao Paulo, Brazil (truthfully, I think), that if you don’t have a friend here, it’s possible to go seriously astray.