Out In Jersey reviews The Great Meeting Room

By James Sagmiller, Out In Jersey, NYC “The Great Meeting Room, the newly released storybook by Raymond Helkio, addresses the alienation and exclusion young gay people experience in our culture—indeed in most cultures of the world today.” [read the full review]

SpringPlay Magazine reviews The Great Meeting Room!

Thank you so much SpringPlay Magazine, Antoine Elhashem and Bryen Dunn for the awesome review and for including me with such amazing company! To read the full story (page 31) please pick up a copy of the magazine in select locations throughout Toronto or download… Continue Reading

Why Book Reviews Matter

I was at the New York Public Library (NYPL) the other day doing some work and on my way out I stopped in at the children desk to ask if there was anyone I could speak with about getting my… Continue Reading

Press From MyGayToronto.com, Bellini’s 8 1/2: “The design is striking and is sure to please the kids on your gift list.”

My buddy Raymond Helkio has just published a lovely children’s book called The Great Meeting Room. The design is striking and is sure to please the kids on your gift list. Raymond, who is currently living in New York City, is one… Continue Reading

Apartment #3, Hair Of The Dog, Toronto

This is the first time I’ve flown Porter and the views of the city from the terminal are stunning. I had no idea Toronto was so beautiful but this trip has reminded me that this place is not just beautiful it’s… Continue Reading

The Great Meeting Meeting Room visits the New York Public Library

Is it a library? An art gallery? A museum? Today me and my friend Frank went to the New York Public Library study hall which is perhaps one of the greatest meeting rooms in this city. I’m in love.

Penn Station, Washington DC + An Appreciation For The Privilege Of Travelling Coach

What time should you get up to catch a 5:30AM train to Washington? Well if you anything like me you’ll just stay up all night worrying about sleeping then in the last hour worry about not sleeping. The alarm goes… Continue Reading

Fan Mail, Congress And The Illusion Of Meeting Rooms

There was a time when opening my mail meant sorting through actual mail, you know like letters, cheques, cards, donation requests and some junk mail but all that has changed. In recent years the mail has become so dreadful that… Continue Reading