Posted in June 2015

The Rise and Fall of the Black Lantern Experience: Chapter 1

“It was not yet the summer of 2013, and I had hit a low point in my life. Over the past few months beforehand, I had completely removed all semblances of my former life….” Continue reading

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The Argument for Maintaining the Arts & Culture Advisory Committee in the City of Welland

The Argument for Maintaining the Arts & Culture Advisory Committee in the City of Welland

On the night of Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015, I was given the opportunity to address our city council. The Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, appointed by council of citizens who had applied for it, is at risk of being lumped together with a few other advisory committees in our city (Wellness Centre Advisory Committee, Arena Advisory Committee, and the Market Square Advisory Committee), at the suggestion of one councillor. Continue reading

Poem: We Are Dying of Exposure

The future is colourful Yet we’d rather have it gray Hope that someone else can fix These problems of today Did not think of a future Did not learn from the past Did not think this would be ignored Do not think it will last Varnish all your murals So we can tear then down … Continue reading

Poem: Public Art Needs a Redefinition

There are no stars on West Main Street Just street lamps burning bright No shining diamond nightly treat On velvet drape of night Sounds are quieted in this park As brush and hand are afire Under cover of the dark My frustrations now inspire No watchful eye, no fiery word Distract me from my task … Continue reading