The four-volume series on Surviving Government will be available in the fall of 2018. Volume one deals with the powers of municipal government; volume two, with the functions of government; volume three, with taxation; and, volume four, with political integrity
The Bach Cantatas series will be in eight volumes. Its first volume, J.S. Bach: Cantatas for Trinity I through VII (Enlora, Vancouver) was published in October, 2017. The second, on the cantatas for Trinity VIII through XVI, will be available in the fall of 2018, and the third volume, on the cantatas for Trinity XVII through XXVII, will be available in early 2019.
The trilogy Solitary Ethics, an exploration of ethical and moral considerations, will be available by 2019. Its first book, Caravaggio’s Dagger, (Iguana, Toronto), which deals with right action in the context of the experience of the individual will, was published in September, 2013. Mahler and Freud Meet in Leiden, the trilogy’s second book, considers right action in the context of the absolute nature of the essence of being; and, the trilogy’s third and final book, Constellations of Desire, right action in the context of human desire guided by reason.
In addition, I have some 140 publications to my credit, including articles on local government as an invitational newspaper columnist on both Canadian coasts, and poetry in Canadian, American, Spanish, French, and Argentinian literary periodicals and media. As a published poet, I was awarded a 2004 Canada Council and a 2018 British Columbia Arts Council grant for professional writers.
My experience includes:
- Executive management of local government and heritage institutions in British Columbia, Alberta, and New Brunswick.
- Board directorships in cultural, community, and economic development in British Columbia, Alberta, and New Brunswick.
- Senior management in post-secondary education in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Québec.
- My work as a professional writer, columnist, and editor.
- Delivery of over a thousand seminars and workshops across Canada and the United States.
- Corporate appointments in project management, information technology, human resources, compensation, and training at transnationals.
By design, I have lived and worked in Canada’s six largest cities—Ottawa, Montréal, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver—, many of the country’s smaller communities, and all regions of Canada except the far north. I have as well travelled and worked in the United States, Europe, and Africa.