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Remembering Pop

It is a week of remembrances, in a month of loss, in a year of change and fear. Pop left us 10 years ago today, and like most of the recent past, it seems like both a lifetime ago and just yesterday. In a book I read recently, the main character and his friends have … Continue reading

Book report #16 (2020)

The Goldberg Variations, by Nancy Huston. Pub 1981 in French, translated to English by the author, pub 1996. This is yet another leftover, found in the same pile as Nocturnes and so likely purchased about the same time. I don’t know why I didn’t finish it when I first started, but since I remembered little … Continue reading

Construction of a Father

27 April is both #tellastory day and my Pop’s birthday.  Pop would have been 73 today, pretty close to the same age as James Taylor (a current favourite of mine). I don’t know that Pop was a fan, but his other favourites – Gordon Lightfoot and Harry Chapin – share the same sad, confessional, troubadour … Continue reading

Letters on film

This year’s first cinematic list takes a look at letters in movies (or epistolary film, which I was somewhat surprised to learn is not only a genre, but has subgenres). As my lists must include films I’ve actually seen, my own experience of examples is somewhat limited. Here are the ones I know and love: … Continue reading

Tell me another one…

Today is Tell-a-Story Day. It is also what would have been my Pop’s 69th birthday. So it seems highly appropriate to tell a story about him. There are many to choose from, some quirky and delightful, some not so much. Sometimes, when I’d tell him something strange or fantastic, or if I attempted a fib, … Continue reading