In a city, you wear your anonymity like a childhood sweater. We are all theoretical, without sin, mute yet plenipotentiary, emerging into the rush-hour light with undeclared purpose.
If the revolution ever arrives, it is probable that the talking heads and the spokespersons and the pundits will be rounded up and shot, by way of reply to all of these one-way conversations.
In 2016, Residential Schools: With the Words and Images of Survivors won the Golden Oak Award. Now in its 2nd Edition, this comprehensive history of Canada’s Indian Residential School System is also available on iTunes as a deluxe Apple iBook…. Read More ›
I’ve been working away these past months at the 2016 Ottawa Book Awards reading list. One of three jurors in the non-fiction category, I drew up my list of finalists this past week, along with my colleagues. I’m pleased to say… Read More ›
HE WAS, quite simply, one of the most remarkable people I’ve ever known.
THERE’S AN EASY WAY to tell you’ve been spending too much time with the Cree, and it’s this: When you find yourself saying, “No, just kidding” every time you are just kidding. As in, “Three guys walk into a bar…. Read More ›
WHEN I AM not mesmerizing the masses with my work here at waynekspear.com, I’m being all S-M-R-T and business-like over at The Pulse, LinkedIn’s blog for professionals. Writing about your topic of expertise for high-powered business people is the most… Read More ›
Above, l. to r., authors Wayne K. Spear, Constance Brissenden, and Larry Loyie, and Jeff Burnham, President, GoodMinds & Indigenous Education Press Lovely reviews are arriving daily of my latest book, Residential Schools, co-authored with Larry Loyie and editor Constance… Read More ›
If you are a blogger, the odds are you have been going through the same experience as me. If that’s the case, keep reading. There is good news and hope at the end IF YOU’RE A REGULAR VISITOR, you’ll have… Read More ›
IF YOU LIVE in Canada, or northern USA, you know how nasty Winter can be. Also, if you live on the moon or in interstellar space, where I hear it gets almost as cold as Winnipeg. Like me, every Winter… Read More ›
WHAT IF I SAID you can change your life for the better, and that all you’ll need is a gazillion dollars, a whackload of planning, and years of back-breaking effort? “That’s not very helpful or surprising,” you’d say. Most of… Read More ›