Blood & Bourbon May 2018


The fourth edition of Blood & Bourbon has finally hit the shelves, and it is an interesting one. It includes contributions from: Zachary Honey, John W. Dennehy, Israela Margalit, Reggie Mills, Benjamin Fine, Rosaleen Bertolino, David Lefkowitz, Joel Minor, Jon Kemsley Clark, Bruce McDougall, Jeff Nazzaro, Daniel Uncapher, Pablo Javier Herrera, J. J. Steinfeld, Alexander Illingsworth … Continue reading Blood & Bourbon May 2018

Pressfield on Writing


Some of you may know the author Steven Pressfield from his military fiction novels such as “Gates of Fire,” or as the screenwriter for “The Legend of Bagger Vance.” As of late, his focus has shifted towards providing guidance to artists of all stripes, based on his own experiences. Books like “The War of Art,” … Continue reading Pressfield on Writing

Review: My War Gone By…


I think that Anthony Lloyd’s autobiographical book on his experiences in Yugoslavia as a photojournalist is, hands down, the best book on war that I’ve ever read. There are better books, to be certain, on commanding troops in combat, that help to understand the nature of a particular conflict, or on the theory of war. … Continue reading Review: My War Gone By…

Ranger Anthology


The Queen’s York Rangers have a long and fascinating history, stretching from 1756 to present day. The most interesting part of this is the personal stories of individual soldiers that reflect their inside view of the larger events of history. I’ve decided to put together an anthology of these stories, tentatively titled “Rangers in Operations,” … Continue reading Ranger Anthology

New B&B Edition


Well, we finally managed to get the “Fall 2017” edition of Blood & Bourbon out the door. Was it painful? A little – though the commitment made to all the writers, artists and photographers who were accepted helped us to make it through. The launch party at 3030 Dundas West showed who amongst our fans … Continue reading New B&B Edition

Review: Vividly Diverse Haiku


Tanya Bailey’s recently published collection of poetry, “Vividly Diverse Haikus,” contained some surprising lessons for me. I think that most people connect with haiku through their own experiences of grade school English. Trying to make a poem that fit the 5-7-5 rhythm and still made sense could be challenging, although the restrictions seemed arbitrary and … Continue reading Review: Vividly Diverse Haiku