Happy Halloween!


Okay, I'll admit it. Halloween is not my favourite holiday. There are parts of it I like, of course, and look forward to. I'm a fan of traditions, and Halloween offers its own unique set

The Right Goodbye


My friend Leslie was a cool chick. She loved her kids, her boyfriend, Star Wars, her friends, and standing up for what she believed was right, probably in about that order. The top three on

Conflicts of one kind and another…


While I was sitting at Sunday lunch at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference on Sunday, my elementary school celebrated fifty years of existence with a reunion of all the staff and students they could round

What I did on my summer va… no, wait.


It’s been more than a little while since I was last here. For those of you who keep track of such things, sorry about that. My list of excuses is long and varied, but suffice