Go to Library of Stories for my thoughts and a link to a CBC Quirks and Quarks report about DMT, a psychedelic chemical found in the drink Ayahuasca.
I’m learning Nehîya Pîkiskwewin [“Cree Talk”, pronounced nay/i/yah pee/gs/gway-wn]. This is thanks to the Calgary Public Library, the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary and teacher Ernie Poundmaker. Recently, when I was on the Facebook page “CreeSimon Says” someone asked the Cree word for “cat”. A couple replies came, but my mind was blown by them.
What I can gather so far…I *think* the traditional word is “Minōs” [pron: mi-noose]. That was cool. But my mind was blown when it was indicated the slang/modern Cree is “poosees” [yes, pronounced the same as pussywillow].
The reason? Back in the 70s, my Aunt (maternal aunt so, the word would be “nisikos” – knee-si-gos or kne-si-kos) had a house cat at her farm called “Pussy Cat”. So, given that my Mom [“nikâwîy” pron: knee-gah-wee(yuh) with the yuh almost silent] and her sister had *some* exposure to Cree in their youth, my aunt may have called the cat…uh, “Cat Cat”.
And you don’t even have to read! An audio review of The Chemical Brothers new album “No Geography” is now on the Multimedia page.
A new original flash fiction story written by me now available in my Library of Stories. This time the Sphinx returns to answer a question; this time he faces the consequences of answering incorrectly.
Under Library of Stories, read How to Feed Your Monsters. It’s a short and hopefully funny story about the dining habits of closet monsters.
Today in Library of Stories, I’ve posted a CBC radio podcast discussing Masculinity and Indigenous Men. I’ve also included My personal thoughts on masculinity as a gay man, an aboriginal, and how that intersects with masculinity.
Hey. Go to my Multimedia page to see the results of tea chemistry and also some poetry/random thoughts.
Considering we’re coming out of Winter, under Library of Stories there’s a nice little flash fiction about a conversation between a father and his daughter: When Winter Arrives.
Other Works are kind of a mixed bag. I’ve got links to past articles I’ve published, ideas from other people I’ve found interesting, and just stuff which don’t fit in the Library or in Multimedia.
And last nights…so added a few old stories under Library of Stories and under Multimedia I added my thoughts as to Disney/Marvel using the late Stan Lee’s Twitter account to promote Captain Marvel…and how well that seems to be going. (Spoiler: It’s not, it’s tacky, and there was a better more respectful way to do it…but no doubt some Marketing a-hole thought it was an awesome idea because any publicity=good publicity).