Book report #13 (2017)

The Red Notebook, by Antoine Laurain, translation by Jane Aitken. Pub 2014. A delicious romantic story about things lost and found - possessions, memories, relationships. This novella (it truly did not seem long or complex enough to call it a novel) takes you into the world of a kind and somewhat lonely bookseller, and the... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Sunset

May there only be enough clouds in your life to make a beautiful sunset. As I enjoyed night after night of glorious sunset while on vacation, I was reminded of this wish, setting off reminiscences random and old. This blessing was delivered by a favourite teacher in Grade 3. Actually, he was a student teacher... Continue Reading →

Lake Morning

I awake gently to the sounds of silence. There is light already, albeit faint, and a part of me nudges towards a return to sleep. I lay still for a few moments, my only movement my blinking eyes. As I wait. There it is – the first chirp or twitter of a smallish critter. The... Continue Reading →

Tea for one, two or more

I've been a tea drinker since my earliest years (back in the days when moms didn't pay as much attention to the caffeine intake of their children). The early tea comrade in my life was my Aunt Jan. I remember when she used to visit and my mom would make a pot of tea in... Continue Reading →

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