The Parallel Parliament

Glen Pearson

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Book Love

Posted on September 9, 2018

A number of folks have asked ow they can get a copy of my last couple of books.  So here’s a brief description, along with the links.  Truth Shapers is about a Republican Senator taking on a Republican President.  I didn’t realize when writing it that it would mirror so much of what is happening now south of the border.  The Third Place was really a labour of love for my city, which is full of so many good people endeavouring to build a more engaged city.  My first novella and I loved the entire process of writing it.  I lived for books when I was young; now books live in me.   The Third Place I serialized this book over the course of the summer.…

Working on Myself

Posted on April 5, 2016

THE ACTION OF PUTTING WORDS ON PAPER or on a screen really isn’t rocket science – millions of people do it everyday. What’s more curious is why they do it, why they choose to take time out of their busy lives to put thoughts together in hopefully legible form? When Helvy Rosa, the Indonesian playwright, observed that, “You are what you write,” she provided a universal truth. Trolls voice their internal venom; lovers pen their sonnets of romance; researchers must unlock by the use of words the mysteries of scientific reasoning; political pundits enjoy dispensing their seasoned observations. People write the fountains bubbling within them, even when the water is poisoned. For some of us who write, the greatest creation in all of civilization…

A Bookish Summer

Posted on June 27, 2013

Friedrich Nietzsche used to say, “All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.”  I guess I’ve been trying to do that for years, only with a keyboard.  Mostly I write in the attempt to urge politicians to act on the foundations of their conscience and for citizens to rise up and grasp for the democratic torch that has been handed to them.  It’s likely all that writing has little effect. I read an article in the New York Times last week that said, “If you want your blog to be popular, write for your audience – talk about them and their interests.”  Trouble is, I can’t work like that. The…


Posted on April 3, 2012

During the course of my adult lifetime I have written some 55 books, ranging from kid’s stories to novels. In these last few years I’ve concentrated on subjects that are more citizen related because I fear if we don’t get that part right … well not much else will work. You’d think that getting a glimpse of a new book would become old hat over time, but it never does. There must be vanity in it, but there’s also a sense of inner fulfillment that all those months of writing didn’t vanish into some kind of ether world. The book that arrived yesterday was a compilation of all the blog posts I had written in 2011 – some 300 of them. They recounted some…