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Creative Director Robert Cormack & Associates

Toronto - Ontario

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Putin Goes To Hollywood.

Is “Succession” explaining Russia's leader better than the media?

4 min. reading time · 1 like · 2 comments

Politics

Why I Have Dust In Strange Places.

And why I feel gritty about the future.

4 min. reading time · 2 likes · 2 comments

Humor

in Café beBee

My Year In Review.

Why I screamed and upset the dog.

4 min. reading time · 4 likes · 8 comments

Life Lessons

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Why We're Misbehavin'

Has the world gone crazy, or are we having daddy issues? · “The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.” Buckminster Fuller · It’s hard to imagine anyone having a clear, civilized thought these days. At least in pre-pandemic times, some sense of order and decency still e ...

4 min. reading time · 2 likes · 2 comments

Politics

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My Part In Killing Advertising.

All I did was write the first Canadian rock jingle.

4 min. reading time · 4 likes · 8 comments

Writing

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The Defeatist.

A short story about winning, losing and small engine repair.

7 min. reading time · 2 likes · 4 comments

Writing

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In 1919, He Only Earned $879.

A year later, he earned 20 times that.

4 min. reading time · 3 likes · 2 comments

in Café beBee

Death Is Childish

Or is it us? (It's us).

4 min. reading time · 1 like · 2 comments

in Café beBee

How I Intend To Sell Cheap Books With Even Cheaper Messages.

Or just as cheap—I haven't decided yet.

3 min. reading time · 5 likes · 9 comments

in Café beBee

The Protesters Danced In The Mud.

When you start dispersing crowds with James Blunt songs, it makes you wonder if the world is funny or fucked. · “Give me a shout if this doesn’t work.” James Blunt · I’ll be honest, I’ve been in a slump ever since the war in Ukraine started. I can’t seem to be, well, funny. Obvio ...

3 min. reading time · 5 likes · 6 comments

in Café beBee

The Truth About Publishing.

It's a dog's life. Even dogs know that.

5 min. reading time · 7 likes · 11 comments

in Engineering our Future and in 1 more group

Making Way For Idiots.

This world is getting very stupid and we might die wondering if this was the plan.

3 min. reading time · 7 likes · 4 comments

in Café beBee

Write Less. Think More.

The Clint Eastwood School of Writing.

3 min. reading time · 6 likes · 2 comments

in Café beBee

America's Reading Books Again.

Fuck.

4 min. reading time · 2 likes · 4 comments

in Café beBee

Construction Boots For Sale. Only Worn Once To A Wedding.

This could (and should) change your writing entirely.

3 min. reading time · 5 likes · 2 comments

in If you must talk work!

Tips On Selling Yourself.

Without selling yourself short.

5 min. reading time · 3 likes · 4 comments

in Café beBee

A great literary magazine full of terrific stories, poems and artwork.

This is the latest issue of Rosebud Magazine (#69), marking my twenty-year relationship with publisher extraordinaire, Rod Clark. Twenty years, Rod, without a single disappointment or regret. This is a beautiful issue with artwork by Bruce Bodden throughout (really worth seeing), ...

1 min. reading time · 3 likes · 7 comments

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2 years ago

in Café beBee

Dealing With Stupid.

“Sayin' ball of confusion, that's what the world is today, hey, hey.” Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong

4 min. reading time · 2 likes · 4 comments

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2 years ago

in Café beBee

Is It "Hon" or "Hun"?

In honour of Women's Day, let's see which is more offensive.

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2 years ago

in Café beBee

What If Putin Wins?

It could be worse than losing. · “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.” Kurt Vonnegut · In this world of pretenders, Vladimir Putin may rise to be the greatest pretender of all (in modern times, anyway). He follows in a long list of Russian p ...

5 min. reading time · 1 like · 2 comments

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