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The birth of a new book: Except for X

The birth of a new book: Except for X

I love the creative process! I never set out to write a book about seahorses, never mind one for children. I started sewing tiny replicas of these mesmerizing creatures to complement my stable of little fabric art decorations. I had hearts, stars, moons, and clouds. I...

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And so…

And so…

My lovely husband, Douglas McKercher, wished me well as I galloped off on my yearly week-long writing get-away. To show my appreciation for his constant support, and for putting up with sparkles and barn board, both of which he hates and I love, I wrote him this poem....

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I will not let you take my mother

I will not let you take my mother

The chairs shouted quietly at me as I stepped off the elevator onto the 11th floor of my mother’s assisted-living residence. Sickness is here. And it is serious. The chairs, folding ones with padded seats, stood on guard outside three of 16 apartment doorways in the...

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Interested in equity co-ops?

Interested in equity co-ops?

  It's done. The decision results from several stars and planets aligning but I blame the tipping point on two things. One: a recent essay in the Globe and Mail by Doug Tindal, “As my friends and I grow older, we’re setting our sights on communal living....

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Starting over. Again!

Starting over. Again!

I forgot how hard it is to start a new job. You know nothing about, well, pretty much anything, while everyone else whizzes and zings happily along. You feel totally inept (well, I do) and have to ask questions like, “How do I dial out of the...

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Rainbow Warriors

Rainbow Warriors

Guts. You gotta admire guts. That’s what I was thinking as I wandered through yesterday's Capital Pride Parade on Bank Street. It was my first Capital Pride Parade and it won’t be my last. I’ll be making a point of attending each year from now on to show my support...

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The birth of a new book: Except for X

The birth of a new book: Except for X

I love the creative process! I never set out to write a book about seahorses, never mind one for children. I started sewing tiny replicas of these mesmerizing creatures to complement my stable of little fabric art decorations. I had hearts, stars, moons, and clouds. I...

And so…

And so…

My lovely husband, Douglas McKercher, wished me well as I galloped off on my yearly week-long writing get-away. To show my appreciation for his constant support, and for putting up with sparkles and barn board, both of which he hates and I love, I wrote him this poem....

I will not let you take my mother

I will not let you take my mother

The chairs shouted quietly at me as I stepped off the elevator onto the 11th floor of my mother’s assisted-living residence. Sickness is here. And it is serious. The chairs, folding ones with padded seats, stood on guard outside three of 16 apartment doorways in the...

Interested in equity co-ops?

Interested in equity co-ops?

  It's done. The decision results from several stars and planets aligning but I blame the tipping point on two things. One: a recent essay in the Globe and Mail by Doug Tindal, “As my friends and I grow older, we’re setting our sights on communal living....

Starting over. Again!

Starting over. Again!

I forgot how hard it is to start a new job. You know nothing about, well, pretty much anything, while everyone else whizzes and zings happily along. You feel totally inept (well, I do) and have to ask questions like, “How do I dial out of the...

Rainbow Warriors

Rainbow Warriors

Guts. You gotta admire guts. That’s what I was thinking as I wandered through yesterday's Capital Pride Parade on Bank Street. It was my first Capital Pride Parade and it won’t be my last. I’ll be making a point of attending each year from now on to show my support...

St. Pierre et Miquelon…it’s not Sandals

St. Pierre et Miquelon…it’s not Sandals

St. Pierre et Miquelon, France.  I won’t be back. I read mixed reviews about it from the beginning, quite polarized. From “amazing place,” to “don’t go.” Unless you’re a photographer, or really interested in history and architecture, I’m in the...