Where Anarchists & Blackbirds Sing About Freedom
Hong Kong, a steamy, enchanting, green pearl of an island with an amazingly efficient public transit system is also the ultimate temple to last gasp, fast buck, crass consumerism.
Mega-towering, teetering, multi-national corporate headquarters ablaze with over-sized neon logos that are sometimes lost in the clouds, dominate the skyline, but can’t quite obliterate the dreamy and defiant mountains behind them.
Apr 21, 2014
in this quiet, working class
Montreal residential neighbourhood
the orchestra starts
walks slowly down her stairs
sets a solitary rhythm
taps a pot with an egg beater
looks around hopefully
half way down the block
a smiling grandfather
and his shy teen grandson
leave their apartment
Jun 17, 2013
Lessons from a 7-foot Penis
(or, how I performed anti-sexist, anti-homophobic, sex positive and queer-friendly, sex comedy cabarets across North America)
I came home one night many years ago to find my then girlfriend crying on the couch. “What happened?” I asked. “Nothing. Just some guy in the street.” “What did he do to you?”
“He wouldn’t let me cross the street unless I told him my name and agreed to go out with him. He kept blocking my way.”
She told me that this total stranger kept harassing her for blocks and wouldn’t give up. No one intervened.
Sep 11, 2013
How and why I wrote CAZZAROLA!
As an anarchist writer, I’m no different from other scribes who try to be socially engaged in their work and lives. I drink beer, write, and do my best to live according to my anarchist principles. And I try to incorporate anarchist thought, experiences and visions in all my creative work.
It’s a daily, lifelong challenge.
Sep 23, 2014
An Anarchist in Poland
In One Gulp! Poland Swallowed Up by Consumer Capitalism
During a recent 10 day visit to Western Poland (Wielkopolska) to do research for a novel based on my family history, I spoke with many people in the street, in bars, cafes, on trains and buses trying to understand the new realities of Central Europe.
Apr 26, 2018