52 Things I am Grateful For

It was my birthday recently. The idea that I'm 52 is somehow shocking to me. Such a big number. Like, my God! I'm a middle aged woman! What the actual f---!! I recall childhood moments like they happened a month ago, so fresh in my brain with every detail and then sometimes last weekend feels... Continue Reading →

Transforming Stuff

I own a beautiful necklace. It used to be a plate---a plate from a china set my mom got for me when I was in my early teens. It was important for a good Greek girl to have a fancy set of dishes. Maybe it was a financial thing. You know, people with money had... Continue Reading →

Memories vs. Mortgages

Last year, this past weekend, was the last time I traveled out of country or flew anywhere. Counios and Gane went to Billings, Montana for two nights for the High Plains Book Awards as nominees in the category of Young Adult Literature for our book Wolfe in Shepherd's Clothing. We came home and on Canadian... Continue Reading →

Thank You and Gratitude

Canadian Thanksgiving just happened. It's a day of thanks coupled with eating too much and hanging out with family and friends---and, for me, saying goodbye to summer---for now. She'll be back eventually. But for now I'm preparing for the cooler temperatures. What a year! We still have a few months left. The general populace doesn't... Continue Reading →

Harvest Time

The Fruits of Our Labour The bounty of the harvest is happening right now. Farmers are almost done combining their fields, and my gardening friends and family have gathered the last of  their vegetables from the land. I’ve been gifted many fresh veggies, and it’s one of my favourite things about autumn. I’m grateful for... Continue Reading →

The Joy of Children

Mama, it's raining! One unmanageably hot day in Greece where the temperatures were around the 40 Celsius mark and the humidity almost 100% everything was sticky including my cousin and I. We sprawled on two small sofas trying not to have any part of our skin touch any other part because that would cause the... Continue Reading →

A Late Blog Post.

It's Sunday night. I'm working on this blog post NOW. Yeah, I know. It's late. By the time I post it it's going to be roughly three days late. I said I'd do my best to post Friday or Saturday---but not this time. Excuses Ideas: Not the issue. I had some ideas. I have an... Continue Reading →

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