On Life

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It was hot, and it was bright, and I don’t do well with either of those things. I was striving for mindfulness, for a calm centre in a hot, bright pandemonium. Half the city seems to be a building site at the moment. Fenced-off rubble, cranes, machines, scaffolding up half the buildings on Queen Street. […]

I’m liking these. I like “regular” things, and I like that these mean I can show a snapshot of my life once in a while without it being too much or veering too far from the basic purpose of this blog, i.e., my author space and a place where I talk about writing.   Loving […]

Does anyone know what the hell is going on? I think we’re all bumbling our way through. Everyone. Even the ones who think they have their shit together are desperately trying to keep up appearances lest they be Found Out and the other investment bankers will stop inviting them to their coke parties. At some […]

With the summer heat and being unwell, I’ve fallen off the running wagon a little in the last few weeks. I feel a little lost, although since the world has apparently been turned upside down and America is on fire, I’m probably not the only one. I do need to keep my running practice up, […]

Currently - January 2017 edition

I’m having fun with these posts; I like pointing people towards the things I’m enjoying, sharing a little of what’s going on in my life, and talking about what I’m reading and writing without needing to write a whole blog post about it. It sums up the month for me. The idea is that they’ll […]

Ahhhh, it’s nice when the shopping is done. One can sit back and relax. The wine cupboard is stocked, the sun is occasionally shining, and Eksmas is but two days away. I ran 13km this week. My cat is doing OK. I am going to eat all the food this weekend. (OK, fine. I am […]

Hey guys! Saw this “currently” concept from Amanda L. McCormick on twitter and thought it was a great idea, maybe once a month, to do a little round-up like this. So I’m giving it a try! I added in “writing” just because it felt relevant.   Loving Kate Beaton‘s holiday family comics. They’ve become a […]

Sam went back to the vet on Friday, and the news was very good. The steroid injection Sam was given last week seems to be working well, and his lymphoma has shrunk to half the size it was. The very was quite relieved as well; he’d been steeling himself to euthanise and it made his […]

Post-NaNo Blues

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I have a NaNoWriMo hangover. Without an ongoing project to work on, I’m having a hard time getting back into the swing of things. I keep listlessly casting around for ideas and finding nothing that my mind catches on. I do have an idea for a novel, but I’m going to need to do some […]

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TWO DAYS after Election 2016, the shock’s just starting to wear off and reality is beginning to set in. We’re looking around trying to get a sense of the world we now live in. And then LEONARD COHEN DIES. Is this year cursed, or something? We needed him. We’re catapulted into an uncertain future, everyone […]