Prepared to grieve


The tragedy of the Humboldt hockey players bus crash and the loss of all those sweet boys was and is truly horrible. I feel for parents and friends and other teams and everyone involved. Especially the driver that survived... But while this is happening, and we respond by doing things like putting hockey sticks outside…

Missing writing…


I've been taking a holiday from writing of late. It all started with my knee surgery and recovery - then my life was so focused on pain management (knee replacements are not for the shy of pain, and two at once made it quite an intensive focus for a time) and then the resultant MS…

Pitching the publishers at Word on the Street


I understand there were books for sale at WOTS Halifax this weekend. Readings by authors. Fun times with little kids and one of my favourite kid's authors, Sheree Fitch. All sorts of good stuff. I didn't see any of that. I was too busy having nervous apoplexy about my upcoming three minutes on the "Pitch…