This week on the Weather Network website I encountered another of those diatribes against people who release goldfish into public waters. It was the usual thing. The goldfish are an invasive species competing with native species, overwhelming them, etc. People should realize that releasing their goldfish [here it was specifically flushing them down the toilet) … Continue reading Rescuing Nature | Leave the Goldfish alone!
Back on Jan 1, 2018 I put my little three page World War 4 story (Dawn of a New World on the White House Lawn) on this site as a free PDF, and I see that it has had almost no takers. Hmmm ...... can it really be that no one wants to know the outcome … Continue reading World War 4 | Don’t you want to know what happened?
When Toronto was renovating its waterfront a few years ago, someone got the idea that a small wetland might be created at the foot of Spadina Avenue. Apparently large pike from Lake Ontario were known to be congregating there every spring, looking for a place where they used to spawn. To the city's credit, this … Continue reading Rescuing Nature, then trashing her again
Sigmund Freud once said that if he could live his life again, he would devote it to research into paranormal phenomena. His one time professional associate, later professional enemy, Carl Jung, said near the end of his life that he thought the biggest scientific event of the 21st century would be the beginning of serious … Continue reading Paranormal World
I wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone say, or write, that insects aren't animals. When one of my daughters was ten years old, she came home one day with the story that her teacher had told the class that insects weren't animals. She spoke up, declared that insects were animals, … Continue reading Animals vs Insects |Insects are Animals
According to those who have seriously studied paranormal phenomena, telepathy lies at the core of them. Clairvoyance (now often called remote-viewing), precognition, apparitions, 'visits from the dead', etc, all seem to have telepathy underlying them. Though disbelievers still like to claim that there is no evidence for telepathy, there is a mountain of evidence for … Continue reading Telepathy and Dreams
Dreams are a form of reality. They are real phenomena, just as thoughts are real phenomena. Some years ago in a writer's group when I was still working on my novel The Birdcatcher, I read aloud the pages from that book where Chris Stone recounts his dream of flying up the Song Cau valley in … Continue reading Dreams vs Reality | Dreams as Reality
To help start this year off, I'm adding something new to this website – the first new SF short story I've produced in a long time. Maybe the modern obsession with longer and longer novels (Stephen King's It has 1153 pages) has provoked me to try resurrecting the science fiction vignette or 'short short', a … Continue reading Dawn of a New World on the White House Lawn
Recently I came upon a post by a Toronto journalist celebrating the many ravines in Toronto, the refuge of much local wildlife, valleys created by the rivers that run south through our city. As someone who has been exploring those places since the 1960s, I know them well and I celebrate them too. But when … Continue reading Wild New York