Fantasy, Reality, Reviews and Drama Lessons from Gordon A. Long
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Are We Stupid? Blog admits "Why Canadians Fear Bernie Sanders"
Renaissance Writer reviews a whole genre, the "To Hell with Convention" Book.
Indies Unlimited Post "Find and Replace: the Writer's Best Friend”
YouTube Video "Out of Mischief Trailer"
YouTube Video "On the Road in Southeast Asia" the vibrant street life of the bustling cities of Cambodia and Vietnam.
YouTube Video  "The Rhyme of the Swiftsure Mariner"  For any sailor who ever had a race where the wind just wouldn't cooperate.
YouTube Video  "To The Ends of Argentina"   Travel to Iguassu Falls and Cape Horn

Books

Why Are People So Stupid?

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A Sword Called…Kitten?

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Soft Cover: $14.95

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Drama Materials

Expressive Poetry Performance

   Student Handbook

   Teacher Guide

The Dramatic Classroom Blog

Latest post: Get the "Amateur" off the Board of Directors


Interesting Contacts

Cas Peace -  Novelist, Editor
 
Kaz Augustin  -  Sandalpress
 
Yvonne Hertzberger  - Fantasy Writer 

The Indie View - Indie Book Reviews from Around the Web
 

Anachronism Pictures

Including the award-winning mechanical squid,"Septopus"
 

Generations

The Surrey Intergenerational Theatre Troupe
 

The Vaudevillians

 B. C's. #1 Seniors Entertainment Troupe

 


 

This poem was created with the invaluable assistance of the Parkside Care Home Players.

 

Old Folks

Gordon A. Long 

 

We’re old folks.  That’s obvious.  You see it at a glance:

In the slowness of our movement , in our weak and shaky stance.

We don’t hear like we used to hear, our eyes are not so sharp,

And you might think that sometime soon they’ll issue us a harp.

But hang around a moment, don’t you up and walk away.

Just listen.  What you hear from us might be of use some day.

 

Old age.  You reach it slowly; you don’t notice when it comes.

Life doesn’t ebb away with getting old.

Time just rushes faster - where is it going? Why the haste?

The story shouldn’t end before it’s told.

 

There’s no difference in the aching or the dreaming in your soul,

You’re still climbing, trying hard to get ahead.

But you’re used to working towards a goal that’s not there any more. 

So if you like, you take a nap instead.

 

This place we live, the ‘Old Folks’ Home,’ may have it’s ups and downs

But it’s warm, and clean, and safe, and friendly, too.

They leave us our own space, here, we’re free to come and go,

And there’s help here if we need it, and we do.

 

We never have to fret about our food and drink and clothes;

You younger folk can pamper us a bit.

We’ve earned the right to slack a while, we’ve played the game so long,

But don’t think for a moment that we’ve quit.

 

Oh, sometimes it gets lonely, with so many strangers near,

But how is that unlike our lives before? 

We’d rather not be out there in your busy, active days.

The waves are rough, we’ll sit here on the shore.                        

 

No matter how you view your life, it does get hard sometimes.

We have a meagre future - good or bad.

Though some of us look forward to a greater Hope to come,

And some prefer remembering what we had.

 

So think of us a time or two, as you choose your way.

All your thoughts and your decisions as you hurry through your day.

Live a life you can be proud of, make a story that will last,

As the balance of your days move from the future to the past,

So you won’t be discontented when your time is nearly through.

   For remember, in the good old days…we were just like you. 

 
 
 

 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


Novel 
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Television series
 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


Mind of the Beast

Brian and Juliet Freyermuth


As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust

Alan Bradley


Raven's Wing

Shawna Reppert


Hooligans

Chaz Fenwick


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
Erik Kort


 
(Short Story)

Aine Greaney


Mysteries of Shetland

Anne Cleeves


Ravensblood

Shawna Reppert


The Cold Forever

Dmitry Pavlovsky


Ava's Man

Rick Bragg


Ava's Man

Rick Bragg


The Best Laid Plans

Terry Fallis

 

 

Wordscapist: the Myth

Arpan Panicker


Murder and Mendelssohn
Kerry Greenwood

Drawing Conclusions
Donna Leon

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
Alexander McCall Smith

The Dead in their Vaulted Arches
Alan Bradley


The Commons Book 1

The Journeyman
Michael Alan Peck


At War With Satan
Steff Metal

Phobos: Mayan Fear
Steve Alten

Guystuff
Linton Robinson

The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald

You Can't Get There From Here
Gayle Forman

Psychic Warrior
T. D. McKinnon

Forager
Peter R. Stone

Butterman (Time Travel) Inc.
PK Hrezo

Winter Fire
Laurie Dubay 

Canadian Pie
Will Ferguson 

Bertie Plays the Blues
Alexander McCall Smith

Miss Timmins' School for Girls
Nayana Currimbhoy

Xenophobia
Peter Cawdron

The Twelve Rooms of the Nile
Enid Shomer

The Importance of Being Seven
Alexander McCall Smith

Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic
Meghan Ciana Doidge

Unnatural Habits
A Phryne Fisher Mystery

Kerry Greenwood

Strays
Book I of The Glaring Chronicles

Matthew Krause

The Hundred-Foot Journey
Richard C. Morais

The Crooked House
John Longeway

Eye Candy
by
Ryan Schneider

Season of the Harvest
Michael R. Hicks

Chronicles of Trellah Book I:
The Perpetual Rain

T. S. Graham


The Casual Vacancy
J. K. Rowling
Alexander McCall Smith
Charlotte Henley Babb

David Litwack 
G. T. Denny
John Patrick Gallagher
Cas Peace
Steve Umstead
L.M.Dewalt
J.W.Bacarro
Mark Everett Stone