MikeCrHerein the musings of a 71-year-old man, married, no kids, living in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada, North America, Planet Earth….

This blog is a place for me to explore whatever the heck it is I’m up to.

I will write and post occasionally.  I think of it like a personal column, where I write about whatever engages my mind right now.

I also have a separate photo blog, The Suspended Moment.

[All original content of Quirk is copyright 2022 Mike Bristol unless otherwise indicated.]

8 Comments on “About”

  1. Ellie Robins Says:

    Please excuse the imposition; I’m writing from an independent publishing house called Hesperus Press to inform you of a new publication which may be of interest to you. We recently published ‘The Coming Race’, an early work of science fiction by the controversial and often-maligned Victorian author Edward Bulwer-Lytton. The novella tells of a subterranean race of superhuman beings who derive their power from a substance called Vril; it’s terrifically good fun and really interesting, both from the perspective of studying the origins of science fiction, and from that of actually exposing oneself to the artistry of an author whose talents have been so regularly questioned – see, for example, the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. It’s also complemented by a fantastic foreword by the journalist and scholar Matthew Sweet.

    Having browsed your blog a little (in fact, a little more than is strictly appropriate during the working day!), I wondered whether you might be interested in receiving a review copy of the book. I think it may just be right up your street…

    If you would like to receive a copy of the book and of our new catalogue, please do email me at enquiries@hesperuspress.com with mailing address, and I’ll pop one in the post.

    Many thanks for your time and best wishes,

    Ellie Robins, Hesperus Press.

  2. fencer Says:

    Hi Ellie

    Thanks for asking… I’d be pleased to review it. Sounds like a fascinating book. I will email you.


  3. Daren Wride Says:

    Fine blog you have here!
    Are you open to another book to review?
    “Release: A Wilderness Adventure of the Soul” communicates a personal discovery and growth process through the fictional story of a man on a solo, two-week wilderness trek.
    I’ll gladly fire you off a copy at no obligation. You can choose to review it or not after you see it.

  4. fencer Says:

    Hi Daren,

    I’m willing to take a look at your book and review, as long as you realize I may be more critical than you like. It looks interesting though…

    I will contact you through your website.


  5. Gordon Cutler Says:

    Today a friend in London forwarded a link to your blog to a listserv of ‘extended’ [as opposed to ex] Findhorn Foundation members that we both belong to. She had found it looking up Tony Stubbings because he had surfaced in one of our threads and most of us have spent many, many rapt and/or contempletive hours with his two large paintings in the FF’s Universal Hall.

    What a treat to meet a kindred spirit! I’ve found several subjects you’ve touched on that have fascinated me since my teensthat none of my peers had ever heard about. Looking forward to reading more.

    Bill Thompson’s class lectures in my final semester at Syracuse that became Passages About Earth were a wonderful send-off to adult life. I followed him over ‘the edge of history’ and spent 16 of the 21 years between 1973 and 1994 in Findhorn.

    I am writing a book too—a memoir—but worry not! I shall not subject you to a review request because I am probably a year away from publishing. Like Ellie nearly 6 years ago I have spent way too much reading your prose and following your links this afternoon!

    I hope your novel writing goes well.


    Gordon Cutler

  6. fencer Says:

    Hi Gordon,

    Pleased to hear from you! It’s a treat to meet someone who knows of Bill, and even took classes from him years ago….

    There was an interesting kind of cross-fertilization between Lindisfarne and Findhorn.

    I wish you well with your book, and if it comes to that stage and you’re of a mind to, it would be a pleasure to review on these modest pages….


  7. JanisseRay Says:

    Thank you for writing about “Ensouling Language.” You & I are reading in the same vein these days.

  8. fencer Says:

    Thank you for your comment, Janisse. There’s a lot of food for thought (and feeling) in that book.


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