… 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 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
Over the past seven months, every time I decided to write a post for this page, I couldn’t summon enough energy to even hunt for the password. “I’ll do it tomorrow,” I told myself – and wrote it in my day book, aka calendar, for the next day – and the next… and the next…… Continue reading Time flies
For years and years and years, I rose before dawn and took my coffee to my desk to write for a few hours before breakfast. The Covid-19 pandemic and my cellphone changed that. For the past two years I awoke and relished the thought that there was no rush. I couldn’t go anywhere – at… Continue reading Early in the morning
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
I did not expect to receive copies of my newest book, Senior Moment, until the very end of April, or – more likely – early May. Nimbus Publishing had set the print date for April 27, and it takes time to pack books in boxes and load them onto trucks to take them to bookstores.… Continue reading Released!!!!
I usually read my daily news, often from the CBC app on my phone – because I can read faster than TV or radio journalists can talk, plus reading allows me to skip whole bits when I please. Imagine my surprise last night, when I saw my name in an article about the schooner Bluenose… Continue reading One hundred years ago – Bluenose!