Happy Canada Day 2022!

The city where I live hosts a Canada Day parade that passes within a few blocks of my house. Apparently it’s the longest in Canada, which doesn’t seem right, but could be. I can wax poetic about my neighbourhood at the best of times, but this parade really is a great thing. The streets are […]

Thursday Throwdown: June 39, 2022

Well, friends, for the first time in what feels like eleventy thousand years, I’m on vacation. I can’t even describe for you how I pine for the ocean when I’m landlocked. I mean, I live Canada – land of a bazillion rivers – and I’m within walking distance to the confluence of two, even!). I’m […]


A few days ago, my neighbour texted me to say that there was a bat in her house. She wanted me to unlock her door so the pest control people could get in. I felt increasingly uneasy about this, because while I know that pest control people can’t harm threatened critters, you never know. I’m […]

Thursday Throwback – June 16, 2022

Friends, it’s a Summer Miracle. King Louie had to go to his royal physician’s today for the yearly checkup. He has never, in the 11 years we’ve been visiting this vet (nor the 2+ years we visited the one in our previous side of the province), eaten a treat from the tech, the receptionist, the […]

Grati-Twendsday? – June 15, 2022

OK, so I’m technically late for GratiTuesday by 21 minutes. Oops. I did have the draft started on Tuesday, so that’s hopeful, right? Tuesday evenings in the Swearyverse mean a trip to the pool at my local YMCA. Tonight, there was a woman with vision impairment. She was walking slowly between the very shallow swirly […]

GratiTuesday: June 7, 2022

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus – you know this. It happens from time to time when I just need to be looking at a screen less, and looking at the plants in my garden more. But, a writer writes, and I know it’s not cup-filling for me to *just* do the kind […]

FridayFlow: May 6, 2022

I had good intentions of posting this for Thursday Throwdown yesterday, but… well… you know.So I offer you this for a fun start to your weekend, instead. Still totally counts, right?