The author of these Essays is a self-confessed white male, and worse, Roman Catholic. He pings from the Parkdale district of Toronto, Canada. He has lived for a fairly long time. He was a journalist for much of this time, but also not a journalist for long stretches — in Canada, and several other countries. Some may recall a magazine of “elevated general interest” called The Idler, from the 1980s. (It went belly up in 1993.) Yes, he was that guy. Later, he wrote a reactionary, thrice-weekly column in certain Canadian newspapers; until 2012, when his employer offered him a nice whack of money to “just go away.” His email address is now:


(It has changed since my latest computer catastrophe.)

Please try to keep it civil.