My literary activity on the world-wide-web is a personal and quite industrious enterprize. When I can find the time, I am engaged in creating across this global internet a tapestry or a jig-saw puzzle of poetry and prose. At this site, readers will find my website as well as one of my many journals, diaries, blogs or just a series of posts in the sub-sections of this place on the internet. Site administrators and moderators have different ways in which they allow writers like myself to place their websites and their series of posts. Often, at least at some sites, a writer/author engages with others and the responses to his or her posts by others are included, responses that these site organizers have decided are worthy of being included among the threads of discourse. There is no mechanism for others to reply directly on my website but, should anyone want to do so, they can reply to what I have written on my website within the context of this internet site, Fantasyland.
My series of posts at any one site, posts in addition to my webiste, are just one of the many parts of my internet tapestry, my immense jig-saw puzzle, of prose and poetry which I refer to above. Sometimes the series of posts at some site becomes lengthy and sometimes it remains brief. Like pieces of cloth or pieces of that jig-saw puzzle, the size, the shape and the length remain a bit of a mystery until the story is told, until time takes its course across life’s path and across the threads that are part of the particular internet site in question. My website has 42 sub-sections of prose and poetry on topics of personal interst, with nothing for sale, with no aggressive proselytism, only some 450,000 words, the equivalent of six books which readers can get ‘into’ if they so desire.
This literary creation, this literary industry, has been created in the early evening of my life, in the last years of my middle age(56-59) and the first years of my late adulthood(60-65), by this retired teacher and lecturer who became 66 in July 2010. He attempts to endow many a theme from the social sciences and humanities, from spiritual and secular subjects, with many layers of meaning. He tries to combine a high seriousness with a light and humorous style when appropriate and when he is able—for there is more to life than interaction in cyberspace. This literary goal, though, is difficult to achieve. It has been a slowly evolving literary ambition since: (a) settling into Australian society in the 1970s after moving from Canada where I was born in 1944, (b) marrying for a second time and (c) raising three children who in 2010 were: 43, 40 and 33 years old.