Welcome to Moonstone – my medium for digital expression.  The material this week has a definite mountain theme.  The post is a non-fiction account of my introduction to rock-climbing.  If you have ever taken the Trans-Canada Highway and drove west of Calgary, you’ll have seen the mountain that I describe in the story.  To help spark the imagination, I have included some photographs below that I took during that experience.  The poem to your right, was also written while travelling through the Canadian Rockies.

Zero Time is available in novel and Kindle formats from,, and  Alternate ebook formats are available at  If you prefer to deal with humans, Zero Time and also be ordered from your local bookstore.

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Literature is the passion that has shaped my life, and I can trace its genesis to a single day in my youth when my older brother, Roland, gave me a copy of The Fellowship of the Ring.  Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft soon joined the ranks of Tolkien, and I found myself on a path of literary exploration that has yet to reach its culmination.

The Lamb White Days is my first published novel. My second major work, Zero Time, is a time-travel story in which wanderers from the near and distant future travel back to our present day. It will soon be followed by a horror novel titled Ashes. This tale explores the lives of an underground society where a modern-day werewolf and vampires seek their prey in the moonlit streets of Canmore, Alberta.  I’m also working on a collection of short stories.

This is the view of Yamnuska as seen from the highway.

I took this shot halfway up the climb, and I really like the contrast of the red rope against the rock.