A. Love well. Serve well. Share well.
A. People-watching. Is that an occupation?
A. Musical literacy
A. It's always tricky balancing writing with real life. To be perfectly happy, I have to be tapping away at my laptop in a coffee shop, with a latté steaming beside me.
I have to be far, far away from my laptop, maybe on snowshoes with my family, surrounded by forest, forced to focus on the moment!
A. Dr. Seuss was pretty convincing when he said I wouldn't want to be a potato. I'm happy to be me.
We took the kids to see Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day yesterday. They liked it, but I loved it. I thought it was hilarious. Even before the family got to the day in question, I … Continue reading →
I spent yesterday evening at Christianne’s Lyceum, chatting with the Novel Knickers book club about When the Worst Happens. First of all, if you’ve never been to the Lyceum, you must go. It’s a book-lover’s dream. A library downstairs, good … Continue reading →
I’m very excited to announced that 50 Body Questions has been nominated for a 2015 Silver Birch Award. These are readers’ choice awards voted on by Ontario students… which makes me even MORE excited about my TD Canadian Children’s Book … Continue reading →
I just picked up Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab from the library. And it’s reminded me that Shani Mootoo may well be responsible for my marriage. Min and I met at a couple large-group events. We had dinner a … Continue reading →
Alright, break time’s over. During my high school years, I waitressed at my parents’ restaurant. My dad would walk around the place either whistling or jangling the change in his pocket. When we chattering waitresses teased him about it one … Continue reading →
1. The strike is over! Schools are opening on Monday. Glory, hallelujah! 2. I’m going to drop my kids off at school, and then I’m going to drink coffee in silence, and write, and finish reading A Tale for the … Continue reading →
Apples, from our own backyard. We planted a little apple tree two summers ago, and this is the first time it’s offered significant fruit. It’s a columnar tree, with barely any branches. If it had branches, I’d be tempted to … Continue reading →