I’m feeling nostalgic I was listening to some songs on You Tube. Funny, Ever listen to a song you haven’t heard for a long time and remember all the words? I was listening to a Mike And The Mechanics song The Living Years. I think all of us who have fathers who have passed can… Continue reading Lucky
On the weekend I went to see a new movie, Les Amours Imaginaires. This movie, is by La Belle Province’s latest homegrown genius, Xavier Dolan. He made a movie last year, that had great critical international success, J’ais Tué Ma Mere. Les Amours Imaginaires, does not suffer from the sophomore jinx, it is Sublime. A must… Continue reading Les Amours Imaginaires
“If a man has no constant lover who shares his soul as well as his body, he must have a diary—a poor substitute, but better than nothing. That is all there is to it in my case” James Lees-Milne I read this quote recently in a book review and thought to myself, I have to… Continue reading Is the blog the modern day diary?
I just finished Small Island by Andrea Levy. This book was a delight to read. From the start I had trouble putting it down. This is the kind of book you finish and you say, “Already?” The characters are so well drawn I could see them. The dialogue so clear I could hear the beautiful, lilting… Continue reading Small Island
Short, therefore, is man’s life, and narrow is the corner of the earth wherein he dwells. Well, I finished The Narrow Corner by Somerset Maugham. It was good. It takes place in the south sea islands and provides an astute analysis of human nature, as always with Maugham. How love can be treacherous and unrequited. Not exactly… Continue reading The Narrow Corner
I changed the look of my blog. I’m still working out the kinks, I’m computer challenged. Just said goodbye to two good friends who are driving down the 401 (moving to Toronto) I wish them much luck and happiness in their new city. I’ll miss them but, hey now I have an excuse to go… Continue reading New blog look and goodbye to good friends
Well you’re not gonna believe this but, it’s actually cool. I didn’t want to disappoint my loyal readers by not starting with the weather. Canuck oblige 🙂 So, I was reading A guy’s moleskin notebook (links mattsviews), which I discovered thanks to The Lesbrary (also in links), and he participates in these, I guess you… Continue reading The love of reading
The heat is making me crazy. Aside from a few days of cool and clement weather, it has been sticky and humid since June, and if it hasn’t, it sure feels that way! Not only is it hot but, it’s so bloody noisy. I live in the city, inner city, where people have postage stamp… Continue reading Of longing for cool weather, hockey and vacation
Sunday was my visit to the library. I wasn’t so lucky with my last batch but, honestly, that might have been my state of mind. My mood has improved lately, I’m trying to relax and not take things so seriously. It’s a work in progress. I couldn’t get into the Somerset Maugham so, you gotta… Continue reading Visit to the library
Good morning, girls. I’m really happy about the cool, dry, weather, I slept very well. I went out last night to have a few pitchers of beer with a friend of mine. I really enjoy our exchanges and conversations. Sometimes they can be quite intense, sometimes on the borderline of rocky, other times over the… Continue reading When is a writer a writer?