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06 Mar Selma’s Cry for an Answer

The last time we heard Falk’s poem to Selma.  Brack praises him; Selma says she is flattered and thanks him.  But conversation now centres on women, their nature and place.  First, Brack suggests marriage, not music, should be her aim so that, once married, she...

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06 Mar The Eternal Argument

I never managed to write a blog for International Women’s Day.  But thinking about that day triggers memories of a soiree I created in The Eagle and the Tiger, a play I wrote about Ibsen and his wife Suzannah.  The play itself is a fusion...

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04 Mar Music’s muse is woman fair

In the last blog I told you that the festive season had reminded me of a soiree that Ibsen and his wife Suzannah gave in my play, The Eagle and the Tiger, and I let the narrator give you a brief introduction for each of...

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04 Mar Douglas Rain

Douglas Rain died three months ago, but I was away and did not know of if until I got back to Kelowna in late January. Doug was my boss at the National Theatre School, and I have had great respect both for his work...

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12 Aug 12 or 20 (second series) questions with Carl Hare

From ROB MCLENNAN'S BLOG Original post Saturday, July 21, 2018   12 or 20 (second series) questions with Carl Hare Carl Hare has written poems and plays including The Eagle and the Tiger, which has been successfully produced and is in the archives of the National Library of Norway. His children’s poems have...

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27 May An Odyssey

How all occasions do inform against us!  Well, not necessarily.  Serendipity can also come into play.  Such a happy accident happened to me just over a week ago.  In Toronto I had launched my book, Odysseus, early in April.  Later, at home here in Kelowna,...

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17 May Book One of On The River of Time: Odysseus

Odysseus begins where Homer's Odyssey leaves off, and recounts the Greek hero's final quest to settle his debt with the god Poseidon. He must travel to many cities carrying a wooden oar, find a land that knows no salt, and offer a sacrifice to the...

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17 May Weathering of Years

Here green-leafed memories invade the mind; Here our young profuse acts luxuriate; And then leaf-fallen times can be defined; And then the old, snow-fallen thoughts await. These poems explore our ages by the season: Child’s adventure in untidy garden With its ancient, stooped gardener; young poet Begging in Seattle; celebrations Of birth, birthdays...

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04 Mar Apology

Many apologies for those of you who have wanted to hear from me over the past few months.  The fact is, I have been immersed in revisions for Archer, Book Three of the epic trilogy, On the River of Time.  Now they have gone to...

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