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Colombo on YouTube!

To my surprise, I discover that I have a substantial presence on YouTube. Do you want to see me being interviewed by film exhibitor Reg Hartt (in 3D, more or less)? Do you want to see and hear me reading … Continue reading

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Fascinating…

Fascinating Canada is a book about offbeat Canadiana. It is not a quiz book, though it does consist of questions and answers – 357 short questions and 357 long answers. The subjects cover the waterfront (from Highway of Tears to … Continue reading

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First Book of 2011!

I continue to collect and publish on an annual basis the poems and effects that I wrote during the previous year. Now available between soft covers are some 200 “poems and effects” written betwen January and December 2010. The 184-page … Continue reading

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Colombo in 3D

If you would like to see and hear JRC chat amiably for thirty minutes on a variety subjects, directly to a 3D videocamera, check out this YouTube posting (below). The so-called “video-portrait” was produced, directed, and videographed by Reg Hartt, … Continue reading

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Last Year’s Publications

The year 2010 has proved to be a busy one. In that year alone I published two collections of poetry, End of Greatness and Poems of Space and Time; two works devoted to my favourite popular writer, Sax Rohmer, these being … Continue reading

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Debate on Religion

For JRC’s impressions of the Munk Debate on religion and society with Tony Blair and Christopher Hitchins, click here.

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Najovits & Kostelanetz, Reviewers

Simson R. Najovits and Richard Kostelanetz offer reviews of “All the Poems.” Simson R. Najovits Reviews All the Poems / John Robert Colombo,Teller of Ghost Stories, Anthologist … and, above all, Poet / A Review Contributed by Simson R. Najovits / … Continue reading

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Space

JRC discusses his role in the launch of the Phoenix Mars Lander. On the Phoenix Mars Lander JRC standing in front of the wrought-iron gates of the Percival Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona (Image courtesy of Suparna Ghosh) A group of … Continue reading

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Ghosts & Spirits at the CNE

“Haunted Toronto” and “Spirits of Canada” were the titles of two public talks that I gave at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, the country’s largest annual fair and exhibition. The hour-long talks were held at 3:00 p.m., August 27 … Continue reading

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St. Socrates

“St. Socrates: Some Thoughts on Humanism” is the title of the address that I delivered. Don Cullen shakes hands with JRC after handing him the certificate that attests to his standing as HAT’s Humanist of the Year. [Photo Ed Bil] … Continue reading

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