Let me tell you a story…

I have a blog called The Observer’s Log. It was a place for me to write my stories, tell everyone a little about what I was doing when I was living so far from home. I don’t write much in it anymore, largely because I became disinterested in the soapbox preachiness that I had somehow waded into. I struggled with relevancy and purposefulness, especially where time was involved: I didn’t want to waste time by not telling a story.

That’s what this place is all about: I want to tell new stories. And I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

Recent Stories

  • Modern Love by David Bowie Posted in: The Soundtrack of my Life - What’s the first song you loved? A song you would stop everything you’re doing to listen to, tell people to hush so you could hear clearly, memorize every word? For me, Modern Love became a desire, even a bit of an obsession. By the time the song was released in 1983, I had finally possessed my own radio, a Panasonic…
  • Freeze-Frame by The J. Geils Band Posted in: The Soundtrack of my Life - The extent of my musical awareness more or less ended with ABBA when I was around 9 or 10. Without real knowledge of music or what was out there, I had very little understanding — all my musical exposure came via my parents, who listened to classical or talk radio. Not much for the nascent music listener. One day, my…
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Posted in: The Soundtrack of my Life - No, this is not here because "ever list needs a Christmas song" (and, really, that's very much a Christian perspective, why not a Hanukkah song, or something Hindu or Islamic?), this is here for another, very important reason: my father. Despite my pantheistic statement above, I grew up in a "Christmas Christian" household, and even then, our celebrations were devoid…
  • Super Trouper by ABBA Posted in: The Soundtrack of my Life - For a while, liking this song was stigmatic. That was the disco backlash of the 80s and the rise of synth pop and rock and roll and peer pressure "EW YOU LIKE ABBA?!". Of course, today, ABBA is (rightfully) regarded as being a pillar of pop music. I no longer get strange looks when Waterloo (which features prominently on my…
  • Popcorn by Hot Butter Posted in: The Soundtrack of my Life - Oh lordy, the 70s, you evil, fickle decade filled with tunes that will haunt me until my dying day. Especially those that were played in elementary school. Every day, from Kindergarten until Grade 3 at Maplegrove Elementary School in Oakville, Ontario (I think, I don't recall this after I 'rounded the corner of the hallway into Grade 4), we had…
  • John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt Posted in: The Soundtrack of my Life - While I could go back to the things I heard on my parents' radio, they tended to listen to CFRB 1010, which was mostly chatter and not music. However, I don't remember a lot of it mostly because if the radio wasn't on, there wasn't a lot of music in the home I grew up in, not until I got…
  • The Soundtrack of my Life Posted in: The Soundtrack of my Life - From the moment we are born, we hear music. It comes in a plethora of forms, natural and human-made, and all of it adds to the tapestry of our individual lives. No two people share exactly the same taste in music, though we can all appreciate music for what it is: feeling beyond what we are in any given moment.…
  • The Banshee: Chapter 6 Posted in: Novels, Science Fiction, The Banshee - Batesworth decides to see for himself what's going on in the tunnels
  • The Banshee: Chapter 5 Posted in: Novels, Science Fiction, The Banshee - Jo finally gets some help.
  • The Banshee: Chapter 4 Posted in: Novels, Science Fiction, The Banshee - Jo needs help, but getting it is going to make it difficult to keep her friends.
Request a Story
Do I take requests? Yes. Yes I do. Why not? There’s lots of really great ideas out there and I’m happy to write about any of them! (Well, okay, any of the ones I can think about, anyway.) Got something funny? Let me know. Something weird? I love a good challenge.
Tell me what you want to read. You can give me as much or as little as you like: a plot line, or even just a word.
Tell me your name, or give me a name that I should use in the story.
If you give me your email address, I’ll let you know when the story is ready to be read!