Author Archives: johnwylam1957

About johnwylam1957

I'm a poet and teacher now living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

On Not Submitting

It’s an uncomfortable fact with me to be sure, but I haven’t submitted more than a handful of poems in the past several years. There are a couple of reasons for that, but there you are. Oh, I’ve been writing … Continue reading

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The Recklessness of Rob Ford

I would be very curious to see how good Rob Ford is at poker. Really. He doesn’t mind doubling down on stupid. Here is Toronto’s mayor trying to deny he smokes crack. He’s already resorted to some cockamamie story about … Continue reading

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Notes On the Class of the 2014 NASCAR HoF

OK. I’ll admit it. Every damn time NASCAR announces its Hall inductees, I cry like a child. I’m just emotional that way as I age. Oh, well. Every year, the choices become more difficult; now that all of the Petty … Continue reading

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Notes on Rob Ford, Toronto’s Joke of a Mayor

Is it me, or has this man finally gone too far? I well remember when he was elected; I was living there then, and simply could not believe that this obvious buffoon had actually won. His tenure to his point’s … Continue reading

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Notes on the Life and Death of Dick Trickle

You could’ve knocked me over with nothing when I first read this: Also, here’s the Wikipedia piece concerning his bio and record. You’ll find more, but suffice to say his resum√© is hard to equal. To say I’m a fan … Continue reading

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2 Takes on the IRS Story

1) This is as badly handled a series of cases since Fast & Furious. It should’ve been handled completely differently, as in: upfront. “We are going to do this. Be prepared.” 2) IRS should’ve gone both political ways. Both sides … Continue reading

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Entering L.A.? For Real?

Before I came out here, I thought Los Angeles was some imagined place that could not possibly exist. Oh, yes. It does. Sweet people in an often desperate setting. Never did I think I would wind up settling here;¬†Lisa in … Continue reading

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