Tip on how to keep talking to your kid: Read What Your Kid is Reading

I thought I was the only one. Well no, I guess I hadn’t thought about it at all. And come to think of it, thinking you’re the only one of anything is pretty darn presumptuous, so I retract that first statement without actually retracting it otherwise I would have no way to begin this post…Continue reading “Tip on how to keep talking to your kid: Read What Your Kid is Reading”

Why you should never ignore your blog…

Once again, I have been participating in that favourite November pastime, Nanowrimo, and so have been a little lax in the posting to this blog. It took a call from CBC Daybreak Montreal to wake me up and make me take a minute out of busily writing a crappy first draft to write this. BecauseContinue reading “Why you should never ignore your blog…”

The mystery of what moves me

I recently forgot to bring a replacement book with me to work. I was almost done the book I was reading and knew that it wouldn’t last through lunch and the commute home and yet still my mind shut down and I did not bring the book that was next on my reading list (Yes,Continue reading “The mystery of what moves me”

Vampires, Politics and Millenials=conservatism?

I know what you’re thinking. Someone’s been sucking a little too hard and fast on the whiskey bottle. But I swear, no. Really. Just hear me out, for crying out loud! I just finished Breaking Dawn , the fourth book in the Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga. Now I’ve written about this series before, back inContinue reading “Vampires, Politics and Millenials=conservatism?”

Simple wisdom found in the most unlikely place

One of my favourite reads this year has been a Young Adult novel entitled The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.About a young native boy who needs to leave his Reservation in order to pursue his larger educational goals, Alexie concludes with this one simple, but effective piece of wisdom. And I am sureContinue reading “Simple wisdom found in the most unlikely place”

The motorcycle boy reigns

Watched Rumblefish again last night for the first time since I was a teenager. All I remembered from this movie was the brilliant colour of the fish and the orgy scene at the lakehouse. The latter I remembered mainly because my mother walked in right at that part and shut the movie off. And nowContinue reading “The motorcycle boy reigns”