Book Blunder


What happens at the end of a long day!


This slight mishap happened at the end of a long day…

My colleagues are respected writers, Philippe-Aubert Côté wrote Le Jeu du Demiurge, and Yves Meynard has published The Book of Knights  and Chrysanthe at Tor Books.

My own science-fiction book, L’Écologie d’Odi, and my 16th novel, received an enthusiastic review.  It is the first time that I write a story in a shared universe.

My 16th novel


in French, from  Porte-Bonheur


Snails as Artists

Fall Haiku in Comic


This week,s comic has been inspired by the Comic haïkus realized by Salgood Sam‘s class (his website Dynamic Drawing is a must).

More deadlines piling up…

Deadlines still piling up

One bookfair coming and the launch of my 16th novel… don’t leave a lot of free time to draw signing table gags!

Leaves and deadlines falling along…

Leaves and deadlines fallling


New engagements and events conspired to keep me from adding new pages on this blog. This fall had deadlines falling along with the leaves.

More to come, for I will be signing my new science fiction novel at the Montréal Bookfair.

Political Musings : What Do I Want to Conserve?

Thinking about our values, and which ones do we want to conserve?


Personal musings at the end of a long election  campaign.

What do I want to conserve?

Our environment, because without an hospitable planet, there’s no viable economy!

Social diversity as much as biological, guaranteeing humanity’s long-term survival.

Sciences and education, because we will need all the available heads to solve issues born from the past, to face the challenges ahead. (No, there are no piranhas in the St. Lawrence River, but other exotic creepers such as Asian carp threaten these places.)

Public support for the artists, magazines and cultural organizations, for without creativity, without imagination, where are we going?

I need a cultural diffuser as CBC-RadioCanada because no eventual “official organ of the Party” will replace it  A mari usque ad mare. (As a Franco-Ontarian, the CBC is our own French language buoy! )

I am a staunch conservative for human dignity, honesty, and the liberty for women to choose their own path in life.

I want to get back to what is, for me, the original meaning of the word “religion“, reli-connected + ion-all, “to connect all”: building bridges between people, multiplying loaves of bread instead of fences.

Walking Wallets

Who are the tax payers


Those using the term “tax payers” are not only stating that people as walking
wallets, they exclude many amoins us who contribute positively to society. 

Among others:

– Those too poor to pay return taxes on their income (and the very poor, the homeless, etc.)

– Small-wage earners, paying a 13% tax on purchases (except food and some
goods). This tax rate is only slightly less than many large companies, nominally
taxed at 15%! And they pay hidden fees on many services (and pay more with

– Retired who have worked all their lives for trivial pensions, made by
companies that have played at the casino with?

– Children and students.

– Large companies and their CEOs who send their profits in tax havens!

And when I hear “hard-working”, I always ask myself: are some people soft-working? Certainly not my fantastic fans!

My pet peeve

I hate the caps lock key



The flu season is upon us!


Common cold and flu are the bane of the self-employed. And I really seem to catch those rhino-bugs (rhino- and influenza  viruses) at the same time, despite my best efforts to avoid them!

While waiting for the seasonal vaccine, wash your hands frequently!

My Cute Little Economic Life

.My cute little economic life!


Two sites: Take back the economy, and how to reframe the usual narrative: The austerity story