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Robin’s occasional blog on writing and life

 

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Short story Dragon Hunter in the Citadels of Darkover anthology

My short story Dragon Hunter is now available in the Darkover Anthology Citadels of Darkover, edited by Deborah J. Ross A young paleontologist arrives on the mysterious planet Darkover with...

The Last Jedi is a (flawed) classic that completes the mythic cycle. Luke Skywalker is still a hero.

(CONTAINS SPOILERS) Star Wars: The Last Jedi is Luke Skywalker’s final chapter in the mythic cycle that George Lucas began with the original 1977 Star Wars film, now called A New Hope....

Kitimat Chronicles III launch

A big crowd turned out Wednesday night, January 25, 2017 for the launch of Kitimat Chronicles III, the third volume in the self published history of the Kitimat valley and...

Robert Heinlein’s nightmare vision. The US elects a dictator in 2016.

In the year AD 2100, an evil Dictator rules the United States. He maintains power through the clever use of advanced science and pyschology. And he is backed by a...

Re-elected Harper government to crack down on dual citizens of Beringian origin

A re-elected Harper government would crack down on dual citizens originally from Beringia, sources are saying. The sources say Harper and his advisors consider many Beringians to be a threat...

Haisla author Joe Starr weaves magic in short story collection

In the opening short story of Haisla First Nation author Joe Starr’s collection, Nuyem Weaver, an elderly woman, the weaver, makes her last journey, by canoe, to the site of...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the children of veterans

On Sunday, March 16, 2014, the lead item on CBS Sunday Morning was about how the trauma of war is often passed on to the children of veterans.  The item...

Marmite

Marmite kept my father alive.

Updates with CFIA statement saying Marmite not banned When I was a little kid my father insisted—yes insisted—that I eat my Marmite. This morning I woke up to the news...

Celtic salmon

The salmon of wisdom The raven of war Legends from the Celtic northwest

The salmon of wisdom The raven of war Legends from the Celtic northwest Kitimat Museum and Archives Annual General Meeting & An Illustrated Talk by Robin Rowland, beginning at 7 p.m., May...

Snowmaggeden? Not for Kitimat, but still a bit too much snow

It’s been snowing in Kitimat since Friday. With Kitimat called “Snow Valley” and the word Kitamaat meaning  “people of the snow” in the language of the Tshmishian First Nation, snow...