Early Writings

Democracy à la Disney

IT IS FASHIONABLE among the political left to affect dislike for Walt Disney movies, mostly on the grounds of Disney’s crude commercial tactics and their representations of peoples of colour. And yet, let’s be honest; haven’t we all thoroughly enjoyed… Read More ›

Pop Culture: an essay

[Originally published in ASH Magazine, volume 3 number three Summer 1996.] First, a definition. You will notice that the phrase is made from separable units: popular, and culture. Popular, I think, expresses the essential character of a high-tech, media-dominated age…. Read More ›

Supposing It Happens

What will you do when you become a billionaire? Well, supposing you do. Become a billionaire. You’ve got to think about something while you’re supposed to be working. Of course, the work day is almost over. When you’re finished, you’ll… Read More ›

Making Love

1. The first thing we need to clarify is the terminology. Making love is not to be confused with having sex. To make love is, as the phrase suggests, to make. To have sex is, conversely, to have. To have… Read More ›

Seeing The Light

Part One: He was born in poverty and darkness He made a few mistakes in the beginning, because he was born in poverty and in darkness. I’ve selected, arranged, itemized and interpreted them for you. -He fooled around a lot,… Read More ›

Fooling Ourselves

You’re fooling yourself. The first sure indication that you are fooling yourself is that you begin to hide things. Look under your bed. Right now. I’ll wait for you here. Well? What did you see? Come on, you can tell… Read More ›

Keeping One Step Ahead

-Sekoh. -Huh? -Like this: say go. Try it. -Say go. -Well…that’s basically it. -And that’s how Indians say “hi”? -Well, that’s how Mohawks say hi. Other nations have different ways. Cree say Wace. Ojibwa say Bojoo. Whole bunch of ways…. Read More ›

Raising Cain

At first we all said she was crazy. “Eve, you remember now what God said about curses and thorns and the sweat of the brow. And what about the increased pains and the ‘he will rule over you’ bit?” It… Read More ›