Marketing My Books

The most difficult thing for me to do as a writer is sell my books, for a few reasons. One: it’s a time-sucker. It takes time away from writing – that’s a biggie. Another: I don’t like to brag about my work. It seems unprofessional even if it is a realistic need in this industry,… Continue reading Marketing My Books

I wish I could be this brave

February 22, 2024 Embattled Journalist Brandi Morin Wins Freedom to Read Award The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased to announce that author and journalist Brandi Morin is the recipient of TWUC’s 2024 Freedom to Read Award. Morin is a writer of Cree, Iroquois, and French origin from Treaty 6 territories in Alberta. She has won multiple… Continue reading I wish I could be this brave

Books I Have Read

This is where I will try to share with my buddies the books that I have read, recently or long ago. It would be rare for me to NOT like a book… nearly all have redeeming qualities – and I have been known to read the back of a cereal box with no complaints. So… Continue reading Books I Have Read

If I could save time in a photo, the first thing that I’d like to do….

… with apologies to the late Jim Croce of “Time in a Bottle” fame… I’d save all my photos where they would be kept and shared and become a source of wonder: Did they really squeeze toddlers into clothes that were too tight? Or that had to be rolled up or cinched in? (Yes, they… Continue reading If I could save time in a photo, the first thing that I’d like to do….

I am an Ex-twitterbird

I quit Twitter – just a few days ago. I had several reasons, including the re-instatement of the account of that eedjit south of the border. Had enough of him, don’t need more. I have enough trouble juggling three email accounts/identities plus associated duties as permanent or occasional “admin” for several other accounts, two facebook… Continue reading I am an Ex-twitterbird

100 years ago: strange fires at Caledonia Mills

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Jan. 16, 2022 One hundred years ago today, tales of ghostly fires at a tiny community south of Antigonish reached the ears of the local Halifax Herald reporter. “Do you want a story?” Harold Whidden, a First World War veteran and business man, queried of his editor. And so, the story of a fire-setting spook… Continue reading 100 years ago: strange fires at Caledonia Mills