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Two kinds of people

I love the old joke that goes “There are two kinds of people in the world – those who divide people into two kinds, and those who don’t”. (I also love “There are ten kinds of people in the world … Continue reading

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Counting down the days

At this point I have eighteen working days before my own personal writing retreat begins. To say I’m excited would be an understatement. This week I noticed that the rhubarb was sending up red shoots in one of my raised … Continue reading

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Still floating…

Way back when “Erik the Viking Sheep” was published, I got a little newsletter from Scholastic about reading in public. It discussed things like how long a reading might be, what you should charge for it and so on, but … Continue reading

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Time tricks

The last six weeks, since November 2nd, have been rough. I haven’t talked about it here much, but my husband’s business had to fold, and there were some urgent financial things to be done, all of which took time and … Continue reading

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It makes you wonder

Maybe it doesn’t make you wonder, but it makes me wonder. Although I feel I’ve actually done quite well in the earning-a-living-at-writing department, after eighteen months I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m just not – yet, anyway – getting … Continue reading

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Seeing in the new year

In an earlier time I was the folklorist-in-residence for CBC Sudbury, and every other week I’d get up early in the morning to do a telephone interview about folk beliefs and customs on some particular topic – weddings, black birds, … Continue reading

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