Okay, let’s get sappy for a moment. It’s Olympic season—let’s put a little sap into all that muscle. For two weeks most people around me are glued to whatever device they have access to, holding their breaths, and hoping their favorites take gold. Stories are being told of how these Olympians do it—how they defeat the […]Read More Hey, there’s some sap on your back.
I’ve been bogged down by edits this last while, and I’m feeling a little expressive this morning, so here goes a little free flow: Today I lay flat on my belly and wiggle myself across the wooden floor like a caterpillar. My muscles strain, my lungs expand, and I giggle as I finish the […]Read More A birthday and a first time at budokon yoga
I don’t have an office. I don’t have a room that I call my own, that I can go in and be in left in peace while I work. For a few months now I’ve been trying to decide if I want to put two of my kids together and turn one of their rooms […]Read More The sign says, “Quiet! Writer at work!”
Believe it or not yesterday there was grass in my backyard. Sure, it was yellow dead grass, but it was grass. And it meant that spring was almost here. Ha ha. Not so! Overnight winter came and reclaimed Montreal–and this photo was taken hour ago, it’s a few inches higher now! Yes, inches! If you […]Read More Snow day
One of things I rarely talk about on this blog is my love for baking. This is a writer’s blog, after all, not a food blog. But writers need to eat, or more importantly snack. Snacks are a writer’s best friend. I am a wanna-be baker. Every time I walk into a patisserie shop I […]Read More When it’s just that good
We are surrounded by a crowd. I have always thought a team would huddle prior to a match–but there is no huddling here. There is a cheering, roaring, mass of people, singing for themselves and each other. There is an energy in the air that sparkles like lighting, fierce, determined to strike. There is an […]Read More An empty crowd
I was going to write another post about the writing craft. But, I’ve spent the evening wrestling with my kids for the computer, and well, I lost. I gave up. My kids rarely watch TV. I have to coax them, literally bribe them to sit down and watch a whole movie. They can’t. They want to […]Read More Fighting Elmo