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We decide this is now the world and we need to stop drinking. Happy Canada Day!

July 1st, 2020 · No Comments

The days keep passing and outside things change, at least somewhat. In the last month I’ve had a massage, acupunture, and an MRI. I’ve taken the subway (four times), the streetcar, and an Uber. I wore a mask. I sanitized my hands. I’ve met a friend for iced coffees and sat in a park on […]

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We drink and wish we were in Barcelona…

May 29th, 2020 · No Comments

In the vast scheme of the pandemic, having to cancel a long-planned trip to Spain is not a major loss. But it was still a loss. I love planning trips (because it eases my quite ludicrous levels of travel anxiety) and I do lots of research. We had a trip booked to go to Madrid, […]

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We drink and shave our heads…

May 7th, 2020 · No Comments

Ok, my husband does, with my help. Success was achieved through a electric clipper set purchased online, a few videos, a stepladder (to put the mirror on), a hair clip (to keep the sheet around him), and a bit of fussing. I’m perfectly happy to let my hair just keep growing. The last time I […]

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We drink and try to remember our real names…

April 18th, 2020 · No Comments

How is your sheltering-in-place/isolation/social distancing going? That well? I can’t really complain (though, of course, sometime I still do). I’m sitting on my couch listening to “Tentacles!” from the truly amazing musical A Shoggoth on the Roof, which manages to combine the music from Fiddler on the Roof with H.P. Lovecraft. It works quite well […]

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We drink and remember the time before the war…

March 30th, 2020 · No Comments

Or at least before the COVID-19 pandemic. I think I’ve started to forget what day it is. Or, at least, more than I used to forget what day it was. We miss the gym and our friends but life is otherwise not that different. My mail-order seeds arrived and my garlic has started coming up […]

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I’m not liking this plot line at all…

March 15th, 2020 · No Comments

Well, of all the things I expected 2020 to bring, a pandemic was not on the list. I’m lucky. I live in a country with good government healthcare and in a city that went through SARS and learned from the experience. I don’t have to worry about missing work and a good number of things […]

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I’m a dancin’ fool…

February 16th, 2020 · No Comments

Next show: May 2nd. I have not been deterred by hip problems, muscle tears, rather hideous photos from the last show, and my general acceptance of the fact that I’m not that good at the thing flamenco is known for, i.e. footwork. Maybe I just figure it’s easier than writing. Below is the only decent […]

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Ahh…Romance

January 19th, 2020 · No Comments

My relationship with romance novels (or romance in novels) is complicated. Among my favourite books I count Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre. My comfort viewing is the 1995 BBC production of the former. My SF and Fantasy reading really began with Andre Norton whose books often followed an arc of heroine and hero learning […]

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Books I read in 2019

January 1st, 2020 · No Comments

Through the miracle of modern technology (otherwise known as the history feature of the Toronto Public Library website), I actually have a record of which ebooks I borrowed. If I add the physical books and ebooks I either purchased or downloaded from Gutenberg, I come up with roughly 130 books read this year. I will […]

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Target achieved (almost)

December 23rd, 2019 · No Comments

I’m 475 words away from hitting 30,000 this year and, at the risk of invoking the displeasure of the gods, I’m relatively certain that I can manage that before midnight on December 31st. Roughly half of them will be for the Witch Novel, bringing me to almost 62,000 for that project. I had some breakthroughs […]

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