Hans Fallada might not be a name many people know. Even less likely know the name Rudolf Wilhelm Adolf Ditzen. Fallada (the nom de plume of Ditzen) died in Berlin in 1947, shortly after he finished writing his final novel, Every Man Dies Alone. The book was published after his death. It was not translated… Continue reading Book Review – Every Man Dies Alone
It looks something like this: ...and this We ate an amazing restaurant at a restaurant called Fable. It's located on W. 4th Avenue. The service was awesome; the food was incredible. When it comes to appetizers - try the Canned Tuna. Trust me. We also ate poutine at a literal hole-in-the-wall called Mean Poutine. I… Continue reading A Trip to the City
Two years ago today I woke up early in the morning and rushed to the window to check the weather. It was my wedding day and all week there had been warnings of rain. Our reception was outdoors; we had no back-up plan. The sky was clear and calm and a beautiful blue. It's hard… Continue reading Two Years
This weekend: Lunch on the deck after a kayak and a swim. Friday morning was gorgeous out and the water was calm. We kayaked over to a nearby sandbar where we hopped out for a swim. While getting back into our kayaks we spotted a group of seals a little ways out so we paddled… Continue reading Salmon at Work, People at Play
Writing is a solitary exercise. I may write with people around, I may enlist their help in reading and editing and giving feedback. I may talk over story ideas, but when it comes to putting the words down, I'm on my own. For the most part, I'm okay with that. I'm not the kind of… Continue reading A Solitary Activity
This weekend my in-laws celebrated their retirement and their 35th wedding anniversary. Friends and family from near and far gathered to celebrate together on Saturday night. My own parents celebrated 37 years of marriage this year. I am constantly thankful that Peter and I both have parents with strong, long-lasting marriages. Our parents have shown… Continue reading Celebrations
Lately I've been reading the gospel of Matthew during my personal prayer and quiet time. I try to read a chapter a day (I'm not always good about that) and, because I don't always pay as much attention as I should, I jot notes in my journal as I read. Questions I have, observations I… Continue reading Tetelestai!