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It occurs to me that I’ve been unusually quiet these past months here on my website and on social media and on those crowded Zoom calls where it takes me forever to figure out who’s talking. I guess I’ve struggled with what to say in a year like this; a y…

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What an insane year on so many fronts—the pandemic, unsettling politics, protests and social unrest, wild weather patterns and out of control fires. I hope and pray that you and your family have remained safe and well, despite the unprecedented challenges.…

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For the past ten years, the Women’s National Book Association has created the Great Group Reads list made up of twenty novels and memoirs that are perfect for book club discussion. The list is curated by a committee of readers from around the US and is pub…

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Summer is galloping by much too fast. When not writing, I’ve been sneaking off to the magic forest with the grandkids, stealing patio drinks with girlfriends, savouring lovely walks and talks, and keeping the barbeque fired up.   With so much on my schedu…

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As I write this, spring has officially arrived. It’s been a long cold winter here in central Alberta, and we still have patches of snow and icy bits along the walking trails. But the sun is gloriously warm, the days are getting longer, and some of our favo…

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My mom has dementia. Because I spend so much time with her, I’ve become fully entrenched in the groundhog days of the Memory Care Cottage we call her home. The Cottage is on the main floor of a large seniors’ facility, a long hallway of rooms for 22 elderl…

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