On geese, and horrible people, and fear for the future

I'm not ordinarily an anxious person. Life flows by and stuff happens and it bothers me, but I don't usually have the sense of creeping dread that envelops me now. It seems like human beings are losing their compass if indeed we ever had one.  Of course, there is the madness south of our Canadian…

Hot Milky Tea

I've been feeling so unsettled lately. The horror of DT's first month reminds me of those other DTs - not that I've had them, mind you, but I've seen people in the throes of delirium tremens and it isn't pretty. I'm kind hoping that some of the people who voted the way they did are…

Remembrance Day

I'm always conflicted on this day. I feel the sorrow of the families who lost fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles, in the various wars. My dad never talked about the war, though his service eventually killed him, too - radiated while working on radar towers, he died of lymphoma. The blame was clear enough for him…

Gnawing my fingertips

My nails are long since gone..... I've been dreading this election Tuesday for months. I live in Canada and thus can only watch, horrified, as a rude, lying, idiotic man bullies his way through towards President, making all of his policies (if any) sound like "I know I am and so are you" schoolyard yells. Or…

First entry, #NYCMidnightflashchallenge, a.k.a. “The Grand Derangement”

It had to be historical fiction, in a secret bunker, and involve a bag of coins. So here goes: The Grand Derangement Synopsis: In 1758, the British expelled thousands of French Acadiens from their farmlands in Nova Scotia to places all over the eastern coastline, separating families and allowing many to die. Anastasie, her daughter…

Remembering…but wishing we didn’t keep adding to those needing remembering…

It's Remembrance Day and I am filled with muddled emotions. I feel for all who served and died, all their families, all those who were harmed by war, on both sides. I don't want to take anything away from their sacrifices. But I detest the glorification of war. Maybe it's cos I just came from…