True and sad about our country. I've seen it first hand close up and personal, how nepotism and entrenched connections beat innovation, talent and creativity most of the time. Hence so must talent tries to make it south of the border. There is an unwritten law - do not bucks the established cliques. Yet, at present, I would never venture to the USA. I pity and fear them, but wish them well and against all odds hope for the best.

I’ve been a poet since I was five. Then after university, I worked at the Toronto Star as a journalist, editor, and public editor. Happier now, I write poetry.

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