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Nature, Picasso and other ramblings…

As we’re all trying to keep up with the COVID-19 news, I’ve been spending lots of time by the ocean. I’ve been thinking about Nature, the essential part of our world we have so little control over. I wonder what lessons we’ll all take away from this pandemic. Will we travel less? Buy more locally-produced…

I READ CANADIAN DAY, February 19, 2020

Hope everybody finds 15 minutes (or more) this Wednesday (or any day) to read a Canadian-authored book! I’ll be visiting  the elementary school in my hometown of Wolfville, Nova Scotia tomorrow and sharing this little guy with the primary and grade one students. And some recent comments that made me smile, in the “kids-say-the-darndest-things” way:…

Welcome 2020!

Some people have been posting grand lists of their decade of accomplishments as 2019 ended. Well, this isn’t one of those lists. But it is a list – a reminder to myself of some things that I’m grateful for as 2020 begins: My people: two sons and two daughters – Liam & Rachel; Shannon &Peter;…

Fun with art

I’m obsessed with learning to illustrate lately, and I’ve been selling my “cuddle cards” for the past year or so at Stirling’s, a local farm market. I used a quote by Mark Twain for my most recent illustration, above: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you DID NOT DO,…

Home?

I’ve been thinking about the idea of “home” lately, possibly because my short story, “You Get a Line” is included in the recently-published anthology, My Nova Scotia Home. Many of the pieces are non-fiction, but mine is pure fiction. It’s an interesting collection, and each Nova Scotia writer has a unique take on what home…

Cloud watching…

from “The Cloud” …I am the daughter of Earth and Water,  And the nursling of the Sky;  I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores;  I change, but I cannot die…                 – Percy Bysshe Shelley I’ve been trying to figure out how to capture the…