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What a drag it is getting old …

March 28th, 2021 · No Comments

If 2019 was the year of the sore hip (arthitic degeneration, muscle tear, cortisone shots, PRP treatment), then 2021 is shaping up as the year of the sore shoulder. A few months ago, I was out for my regular walk when my left shoulder, upper arm, and pectoral muscles started to hurt. I thought this […]

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After You’ve Watched LUPIN

March 12th, 2021 · No Comments

The French production of LUPIN on Netflix puts a fresh spin on an old story. If watching gentleman thief Assane Diop’s adventures have whet your appetite for the original, might I recommend the gorgeous new edition just released by my good friends at The House Of Pomegranates Press. As you can see, the cover has […]

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What I read in January & February 2021

February 27th, 2021 · No Comments

In the absence of anything exciting to write about (yes, I’m writing, no, it’s not going well), here are some of the things I read and enjoyed over the last two months. Plain Bad Heroines by Emily Danforth. A cursed book (maybe), a haunted school (maybe), three young women trying to get ahead, a movie […]

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DISCOVERING JAPAN UPDATE

February 19th, 2021 · No Comments

Things move slowly these days but here’s an update on the status of the new edition at some key outlets. AMAZON.CA – Available for preorder AMAZON.COM – currently only the original edition is listed CHAPTERS/INDIGO – Available to add to your wishlist. Move info as it becomes available….

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The World in Words: Nature Writing

January 22nd, 2021 · No Comments

I admit that I’m a sucker for beautiful words about the natural world (anyone who has ever read one of my books can likely tell, as I probably write far too much description of such things). Some of my favourite non-fiction books deal with the natural world and human mysteries and the intersection between the […]

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Discovering Japan – New Cover!

January 8th, 2021 · No Comments

Here is the gorgeous cover of the new edition of my short story collection, out soon. This edition includes all of the stories from the original, plus one new story, and FIVE excerpts from my two works in progress. More details to come later!

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What I read in 2020

December 30th, 2020 · No Comments

As with all things, this year’s COVID craziness has affected people differently. Some of my friends have barely managed to read anything. Some people have concentrated on rereads and comfort found in familiar words. Before I did the tally, I thought I’d read a lot more this year than last, but it turns out the […]

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What I learned (or relearned) during 2020

December 24th, 2020 · No Comments

The best thing I ever did was figure out that love is not a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach Once I got that sorted (roughly 32 years ago), I was able to realize that the person who made me the happiest was the man I would go on to marry. We celebrated […]

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We decorate the tree…

December 14th, 2020 · No Comments

The holiday season this year may involve no Tree Decorating Party (36 years running), no Christmas Eve dinner with family, no Christmas Day visit to “the Hall” to see the extended clan, no brunch with friends, no New Year’s Eve dinner and movie with the usual suspects, but at least we still got a tree […]

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The Show Goes On

November 29th, 2020 · No Comments

We see a fair bit of live music, mostly because we have subscriptions to three different series (one classical on Sunday afternoons, one modern music series, and one mix of everything from Bach interpretations to a tribute to Frank Zappa). In 2019, I counted 22 shows on the calendar. Needless to say, 2020 has not […]

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