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Green Leaves, Blue River

Pineapple’s on sale at Extra Foods and I keep hearing people talking about taking vacations to hot places. One woman I skate with on Wednesdays went to Las Vegas to see Lady Gaga; someone else came into the downtown coffee shop/tanning salon/boutique I was in today to buy fancy flip-flops with glittering fake diamonds on […]

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Cabin Fever

It’s pretty quiet up here. The usually sunny and blue skies are disguised by snow: a fine mist that lays like a fog over the river. January crawls on and I realize I have a bit of cabin fever. I’ve been doing stuff: yesterday I went skating. The day before, I stopped by the Sam […]

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Red Ink

I’ve been working on edits of Swarm this week. Chapter 10, in particular. There’s a lot going on in this chapter, a lot of important stuff, but also, I’ve realized, several bits of prose that I’d fallen in love with but that aren’t actually all that necessary. It’s called ‘killing your darlings’ – trimming those […]

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And Puppy Makes Four…

J. started work at his school this past Monday and so we are back in the routine of him heading off in the (dark) morning and me staying home to… well, clean up pee, play ball, and try to do some writing training. Because, yes, we got a puppy. Since about a year after Oliver, […]

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High noon in The Pas - ice-fishermen on the Sask River across the road from our house.

Northern Light

  The first couple nights J. and I slept in our new house, we left the bedroom curtains open. We are out in the country, after all (although only five minutes out of town). But a blazing spotlight woke us in the middle of the night. Or so we thought. It was actually 7:30 in […]

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