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Someone Who Wasn’t There

I was in bed when I heard you banging on the door. You’ve locked yourself out, again, I thought. I got out of bed, and still half asleep, walked through the apartment, the blue LED above the stove my sole … Continue reading

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In Memorial

Fifty-six years ago today, on August 20th, 1963, Peggy Strain had to leave Art Frizzell in Canada to return to Northern Ireland. They met while she was on vacation in Prince Edward County, Ontario—Art’s home. They fell in love and … Continue reading

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Grieving Through Writing

When I wrote my first book, Just J, I was grieving the loss of my dad, who was taken by cancer in 2003. There’s an Irish thing about whatever you’re going through, someone else has it worse. With that in … Continue reading

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Tweed Library Visit

On Thursday, April 25th, 2019, I was honoured to give a presentation at the Tweed Public Library. A special thank you to Raymond Brassard, the staff and organizers at Tweed Public Library, Shannon Binder for the wonderful article in The … Continue reading

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Short Film, “Old Friends”

Just over a week ago, Rob Fulton (Hemlock Grove, Murdoch Mysteries) Louis Thomas and myself, Colin Frizzell (Chill, Lavender), decided to see if we could create a 3 minute drama/thriller in time for Halloween. Long story short, here’s the world premier of, “Old Friends” a 3-minute … Continue reading

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Signing, September 24th, 2017, at Word On The Street!

The Sunday, September 23rd, 2017, Peggy Frizzell (aka, Mum) will be selling and signing copies of her book, Such Little Time: A Collection of Love Letters, at Word of the Street in Toronto, Ontario, at the Harbourfront Centre. It’s supposed … Continue reading

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A Poem About Love and Saying, I Do: ‘All Things and Nothing at All’

Aired on February 12th, 2017, on 99.3 County FM, The County Writes . . . The County Reads, hosted by Lynn Pickering. Listen here:   I wrote this for my fiancée, for our wedding. Years later she told me that she was in … Continue reading

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A Christmas Message from J (of ‘Just J’)

People, all people, even the poorest child born in a manger, are worthy of love and respect regardless of their background or if they act outside accepted social norms. We’re all capable of miraculous acts of mercy, compassion, integrity, ingenuity … Continue reading

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‘Lavender’, Seed to Screen: Cole’s Notes Version

“You can’t be fond of living in the past, ’cause if you are then there’s no way that you’re going to last”— Gord Downie Lavender, Seed to Screen, started and stopped. As with most things it depends on income, time … Continue reading

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The County Writes, The County Reads: Father’s Day Episode.

SUNDAY ON THE COUNTY WRITES…THE COUNTY READS – following the news at noon. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! COLIN FRIZZELL shares memories of his father, a Cressy farmer, and what he learned from the life, and death, of his dad. CHRISTINE RENAUD … Continue reading

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