I am a writer, editor and event organizer living in Toronto, Ontario.
Most of my literary work has focused on food, ranging from production and nutrition to restaurant news, reviews and profiles. My current projects are all about long-form food writing with a Canadian twist. I run the micro imprint Stained Pages Press, where I publish and edit a periodical anthology of Canadian food writing called Beer and Butter Tarts. I am also the author of Kitchen Party – Food Stories From Nova Scotia and Beyond.
The remainder of my time is spent running the Toronto Indie Arts Market, a near monthly marketplace that features local makers of everything from art to food, fashion, small press, music and more. We run a twice-yearly small press festival, as well as a twice-yearly fashion marketplace.
On a personal level, I am a curmudgeon and a misfit with a great dislike for most of the things that mainstream society values such as celebrity, sports, and the status quo. I’ve spent most of my life within various alternative sub-cultures (punk, goth, industrial), and now, firmly in middle age, I am often at odds with what society expects me to be.
Having said that, I have an innate ability to find joy and beauty in small, simple things, and like nothing better than curling up with a good book, a night out at the theatre or digging into the latest effort by a local chef.
This site is meant to be a record of the things that interest me, and a way to share them with whoever else might also enjoy them.