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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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Post-publication blues

Post-publication blues

Launched. Available. What’s left now? Promotion and marketing of course. But the main driver behind the book was not to sell. The driver was my son Fionn first, and me, the writer, second. Is it all I hoped it would be? Well, yes. I am pleased with the production, the...

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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...

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...

Post-publication blues

Post-publication blues

Launched. Available. What’s left now? Promotion and marketing of course. But the main driver behind the book was not to sell. The driver was my son Fionn first, and me, the writer, second. Is it all I hoped it would be? Well, yes. I am pleased with the production, the...