Brian is the proprietor of The Digital Gryphon LLC; publisher of The 4 Dozen Project. The project is dedicated to preserving and promoting poetry, short stories, memoirs, photography and other artwork by LGBT folk Aged 48 or better.
This web-site focuses on Brian’s own writings and books of his photography. He is the author of one book of poetic prose and has published two eBook collections of posts from his personal blog. Brian is not new to the Internet, in fact his first appearance in print (after his High School yearbook) was an article about creating an on-line presence, published in Canadian Bookseller Magazine in 1995. Five years later one of his poems was selected for an anthology.
Brian was born in Toronto some 55 years ago- the third of four children. He is at least the third generation of a cross-border family. His Mother was born in the USA (her Mother was from Canada and her father from the US) but moved to Canada to marry her first husband. Dad was born in Canada; his father was from Ireland while his Mom was born in Canada but raised by a relative in upstate New York. Mom’s older brother was born in Canada but moved to the USA to join the USAF during WW II – and raised two families (at different times) in the US. Brian presently lives in central Ohio. His brother (and family) now lives and works in the USA while their two sisters (and families) continue to live in south-western Ontario.
In addition to working various full-time jobs since leaving school, Brian has been producing photographic images for over 40 years. His first assignment was for his high school yearbook. He currently offers his photography on apparel & gift items, and as frame-able prints. Brian operates about a dozen web-sites; his on-line history goes back to CompuServe, Freenets and 2400 baud modems. His father introduced him to ‘puters by letting Brian write code (in ‘basic‘) for the IBM-5150.
Brian D. Gryphon’s books