A tribute to June Barclay

One year ago today, one of the sweetest people who ever lived breathed her last breath. In her memory, I’m re-posting something I wrote about her back in 2002. She had a framed copy of it on her wall when she passed away. A Very Special Lady They got married just before he went overseas […]

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Venturing into unknown territory

The third category listed in the 2015 Reading Challenge is “a book in a genre you don’t typically read.” Since I’ve broadened my reading horizons so much in the last few years, I knew that choosing a book would be a challenge in itself. After all, if there’s a genre I don’t read, I’m probably just not interested in […]

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My Tribute to “High Fidelity”

Earlier this year, I received a surprising email from a potential client. I wasn’t surprised to receive the email – that happens frequently, and I knew this one was coming – but by what he asked me. In addition to the usual questions about areas of expertise, rates, and availability, he wanted to know which five songs […]

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A birthday is just another day where you go to work and people give you love. Age is just a state of mind, and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy.

Abhishek Bachchan

Reading Current Books

I’m never been on top of the latest releases, usually picking up books on sale or secondhand, or reading something that’s been passed down or lent to me. In addition, my book club chooses books that have been around a while to ensure that we have no trouble getting them from the public library. When I noticed that a […]

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For My Inner Child

We don’t get much mail these days, and when we do, it’s pretty boring: bills, cheques (well maybe those aren’t boring), reminders to book various medical appointments, and so on. But yesterday brought me not one but two lovely surprises! An advance review copy of Ms. Rapscott’s Girls which I won in a Goodreads giveaway. […]

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Crunchy Granola

I took this photo last summer as part of the #BlissPhotoADay Challenge. The prompt for that day was crunchy. I have granola for breakfast every morning, along with some fruit and fat-free plain yogurt. Of course, fresh fruit is best, but I often use frozen, and sometimes I use canned or dried. It’s all good, […]

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TED Talk: How books can open your mind

If you’re not familiar with TED, it stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and their tagline is Ideas Worth Spreading. The first TED conference was held in 1984, and now thousands of independently organized TEDx events are held around the world every year. Each TED Talk is only about 10-15 minutes long, and most (if […]

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