Irregardless isn’t a Word

Irregardless isn’t a Word

Things aren’t always what they seem, are they? For example, the Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre isn’t a tube or even some sort of alien hovercraft, which is what it looks like, and irregardless isn’t a word, even though I’ve been saying and writing...
The Changing Face of Bookstores

The Changing Face of Bookstores

On Friday, July 23, 2010, I was just one of many authors, writers’ organization representatives, publishers, librarians and readers who joined together to honor the Book & Brier bookstore before they close their doors for the last time at 4065 Albert Street...
Spaces to Concentrate

Spaces to Concentrate

This week and next I’m spending my mornings taking my grandson to swimming lessons and writing. Together. When we arrive in Indian Head, he heads to the pool and I open the sunroof on my car, turn on my laptop and plug in the memory stick. The pool, of course,...
FlashForward

FlashForward

I’ve just started reading FlashForward by Robert Sawyer — the novel the short-lived t.v. series by the same name was based on. And of course, even when I try not to compare the two different methods of telling a story, I do. Usually, I find a novel does a better...
Persistence

Persistence

I’ve always thought of persistence as being a good thing, as Benjamin Franklin said, “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” However, for the past four days I’ve had a little American Goldfinch hammering on my office window, pecking away...
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