My ‘ol pal Thomas Trofimuk has just launched his brand spankin’ new website. You can find it here: www.thomastrofimuk.com. The site was put together by yours truly with some healthy input from Thomas. I’m quite proud of the thing. It showcases Thomas’s many writing endeavors, and gives him a platform from which to speak on a regular basis. He’s got a blog on there which, knowing Thomas, will be captivating and readable. He’s thrown many writing samples on there as well – some poetry, and some of his always amazing short fiction. After spending a month or so hammering the site together, I’ve come to appreciate Mr. Trofimuk in a whole new light. The guy is a passionate and tireless literary figure. He’s the real fucking deal. He doesn’t just talk about writing. He writes with fervour and grace and delivers. So go on over and say hello to old Thom, and be sure to let him know what you think of the thing. And hell, I’d welcome any feedback on the design. drop me a line
Ok. Back to regular programming next week. Have a good weekend.
Trofimuk's home Page
StreetRag is an urban weblog and podcast about the city of Edmonton, which is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. It is authored by Edmonton-based writer, web advocate, and poet Michael Gravel and is updated frequently with written urban vignettes, amateurish photographs, deuteronomous audio material, barely coherent musings and rambling ecumenical treatises. StreetRag is a love letter to a lonely prairie burg struggling with its big city ambitions and small-town feel.
The city is Edmonton. It's a subject, not a passion. E-Town is almost universally derided by outsiders as an unlivable tundra wasteland populated by oil-hungry redneck conservatives who despise the arts. All of that is true. But it's not the whole story. There is beauty here. Dusty snowfalls. Brilliant summers. A stunning river valley. A diverse arts community that flourishes. It's a place that inspires a gray relationship - not all good, not all shitty. For that reason alone it is lovable, for what is life but a grayscale?