Month: June 2016

Sisters in the Wilderness … and well … Sisters.

Canadian writer and biographer Charlotte Gray wrote a fabulous book a few years ago called Sisters in the Wilderness.¬†Gray’s book is a double biography of iconic early Canadian writers and sisters Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill, authors of Roughing it in the Bush and The Backwoods of Canada respectively. These names are touchstones for …

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Shame on Me

I love this photo; let’s call it “Looking Out My Backdoor”… cue Creedence Clearwater Revival. I took the shot in early May as the new leaves were just beginning to unfurl. I was climbing the stairs from our basement after my workout, having pedalled my exercise bike, no doubt listening to a mystery novel on …

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