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New Growth

The world up here is covered in slowly thinning snow; the ice not yet sliding down the river. The sun is warmer, the ravens are talking up a storm, the crows are back, and the magpies are busy building their stick-pod nests. It’s spring, that time when whatever you plant will start to sprout. For […]

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And the winners are…

Well, it’s done. My Goodreads Giveaway ended on August 15th, while I was off in the wilderness, a few hundred kilometres away from my computer. So, let me say a big thank you to all the folks who signed up to request a free copy of Swarm. In the end, nearly 1800 people put their […]

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daydreams and a great deal

This morning, before the sun came up, I took our dog for a walk. The sky was that pearly blue that deepens into an impossible, nearly neon shade before the sun emerges over the horizon and washes it out. It was beautiful – fat snowflakes drifted to the ground, settling over a new layer of […]

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cheap las vegas…part two

I’ve posted before on the great deals that can be had this time of year in Las Vegas.But after hearing stories of the loads of available freebies from some friends who went recently, I was glad to see this post – Backpacking Las Vegas…Cheaply – by Ubertramp – a veritable catalogue of how to do […]

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grey day getaways

In my part of the world, it isn’t April that’s the cruelest month. It’s November: grey, damp, dark at 5:00 and shadowed by the anticipation of the long winter tunnel that awaits. Yesterday morning, weather predictions called for 15 to 20 centimetres of snow (that’s about 5 to 8 inches, for you non-metric folks) in […]

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discount days in las vegas

I’ve only been to Las Vegas twice – driving down the strip in a 1970’s lemon yellow Toyota Corolla with holes in the floor (but that’s another story) and touching down for a couple hours layover on the way home from Utah this July. But friends of mine went this summer. They did the whole deal: hotel on the strip, […]

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