A Letter to the Middle East

This is a letter to the people of the Middle East, just from a regular, average North American person with no political or religious affiliations or interests. Simply one individual, speaking to another individual through this letter, representing the North American way of life and culture, reaching out to you and your way of life and culture.

First of all, we do not hate you. The average North American person doesn’t have a hatred towards people of the Middle East, whether it’s Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, or any other country. We don’t hate you and we don’t want to destroy you. We don’t. We don’t want war. We don’t want your suffering. We don’t want your persecution. We don’t want any of these negative things that may or may not be happening to you. We are shown distorted images from our media. We are shown that you hate and fear us, consider our culture backwards. Our leaders, who manipulate us into fighting these wars for corporate interest, perpetuate an image of you being backwards and hating us and fearing us. They encourage us to hate and fear you.

The truth is, the common person doesn’t feel this way. The average person doesn’t feel this way. We don’t want our countries to go to war. We don’t want our country to attack yours in order to gain access to your oil. We’d rather not need that oil. We’d welcome technologies, advancements, alternatives to gasoline and fuel. We really would. We’d welcome changes that would improve your lives. We don’t hate your religion or your way of life. The average person is too busy trying to survive and navigate through our own life, our own world, our own culture, to worry about hating you. We don’t. In fact, we accept that you have a different culture or different beliefs or different religion, and that we may be based on different beliefs, but we’re still basically human beings. We can still find common ground if we focus on what we have in common, instead of what sets us apart. Continue reading “A Letter to the Middle East”

Three Bestsellers in Three Weeks

Yep, Three of my books have been bestsellers in the last three weeks. Don’t just take my word for it, here are some screenshots with the details:

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The Illustrated Story of Pirates – reprinted by Jack Lake Productions. I had the privilege of restoring the artwork and re-coloring this book.

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ROLL UP, ROLL UP. MIKE GAGNON UNVEILS LATEST BOOK – December 2016 Press Release – Sex and the Circus


Press Release

For immediate release: [Monday, Dec. 12th, 2016]scfinsmash



Distinguished Niagara Region author and comic writer, Mike Gagnon, has unveiled his latest novella, Sex and the Circus, hot on the heels of his crime novel, Skidsville.

Renowned for thinking outside the box, and adopting a unique writing style, this latest book is a story of self-motivation in pursuit of happiness and is the perfect gift this for the humor reader on your Christmas list.

Immersed in the crazy world of the circus, the book tells the story of Patty Jones, who finds it somewhat difficult to take a leap into the unknown when she meets a handsome lawyer who promises to change her destiny.

Reeling after her father’s death, Patty’s turbulent pursuit of happiness becomes a tale of self-motivation, carrying a strong message that one’s destiny really is a matter of positive mindset.

In what is something of a coming-of-age story, the book provides hope to anyone who has suffered unfortunate past experiences, seeking fulfillment and creating a life they deserve.

With a rather interesting and amusing cover, allusions are made to the other very famous book and TV series of the nineties, and although this is very much an original story, the course of love is not without its challenges.

The book comes hot on the heels of Mike’s recent crime novel, Skidsville.

In addition to writing, Mike is an instructor, helping to nurture talent among the next generation of artists and writers in a number of art organizations, and also at Toronto’s Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art, and Design.

Sex and the Circus is available to buy from all good book retailers, in both print and eBook format. The book is also available from Amazon https://www.amazon.ca/Sex-Circus-Mike-Gagnon-ebook/dp/B01FGD05G4.

Impossible… — Cristian Mihai

I’ve got this stupid game on my cell phone I use to play when I’m extremely bored. Basically all you’ve got to do is destroy colored blocks. And you have to earn a certain number of points each 2 minute round. And it progressively gets more difficult. And sometimes I find myself in the situation […]

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