The Third Age Chronicles

MARSHALL – My Movie of the Month- APRIL

April 8, 2019

MARSHALL is based on a true story, as they say in the movies. It captures an historic trial in the life of Thurgood Marshall, which led directly to the rise of the Civil Rights Movement in America. Thurgood Marshall, a black lawyer with the NAACP, teams up with a small-town Jewish lawyer Sam Friedman, to […]

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PRE-PUBLICATION BLUES

April 1, 2019

Hard to believe the final book of my 3rdAge Trilogy was published in 2011. The intervening years have been spent working in community theatre and writing plays, sketches, cabarets and of course my next novel, called AMPLE MAKE THIS BED. I’ve been writing this in different locations during that time. The first draft was started […]

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Film of the Month – BUTTERFLY CAUGHT

March 19, 2019

BUTTTERFLY CAUGHT should come with a serious health warning for aspiring female film actors. Another good reason to stick with the stage. At least as it plays out in this gritty tale of three young women who go for broke, in an attempt to crack the LA/Hollywood route to success. The demeaning and degrading depths […]

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Canadian Play of the Month – THAT ELUSIVE SPARK

March 14, 2019

The revival of Janet Munsil’s play is up and running to appreciative audiences at Victoria’s Langham Court Theatre. The story of Phineas Gage’s gruesome accident in 1848 which drove an iron spike through his brain and his miraculous survival is interleaved with a modern story about a neuropsychologist having a nervous breakdown. Both of them […]

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The Gustav Sonata

February 25, 2019

The reason I’m writing this in green is to express my envy of Rose Tremain’s novel THE GUSTAV SONATA.   Strange how some writers hover on the periphery of your awareness but never quite come centre stage. Rose Tremain is someone whose name I’ve known but never read anything by her. I sort of vaguely thought […]

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