After being so totally entralled with Anna Quindlen’s non-fiction Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake I couldn’t wait to read her latest fiction book, Still Life With Bread Crumbs.
Last night I finally watched the Oscar-winning Dallas Buyers Club with Matthew McConaughey, not realizing until the credits at the end that it is based on a true story. Set in 1984,
In celebration of Canada Day I’m re-posting my earlier piece about why I’m glad to be Canadian. The papers were full of patriotic essays and observations and the one I liked the best was in today’s Globe and Mail, entitled The Canadian in me. Here’s a link and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/the-canadian-in-me/article19391350/#dashboard/follows/ Here’s my earlier post: Watching the…
When I opened my mailbox today (the old-fashioned kind – at the front of my house) I went nuts. There on the cover of one of my favourite Canadian magazines, the April 2014 edition of Zoomer was
Picture thisâ€”1964â€”a high school dance. All the cute girls are dancing with their regular boyfriends. Some of the guys have broken through the line of wallflowers and asked some of the unspoken-for girls to dance. And there are several circles of dateless girls (myself included) dancing together to
As mentioned in an earlier blog posting, Santa brought me a new laptop, replacing my 10-inch-screen HP with a 17-inch Toshiba. And changing computers never comes without a great deal of frustration, agony and an avalanche of R-rated bad-swears. After a month of fiddling,