It’s the final long weekend of summer

I feel far less guilty enjoying Labour Day Weekend knowing I have been labouring all summer and will be labouring all fall! Yes, I have full-time work for 4 whole months—and even more importantly, I will be working in my field! (Cue post with excessive exclamation points.) I am finishing off a maternity leave until…

Dear Santa

Sundays at my house invariably look like this: This is Jack “helping” to make my bed. Usually I have to come back later to finish the corner. Now that it’s getting close to Christmas, I thought I’d make my wish list to Santa just in case he happens to read my blog. Thus, here is…

Literary adventures on a recession budget

Though I don’t read as much as I used to (I’m afraid university took some of the fun out of that hobby) I still enjoy books. At the present time, I’m collecting more books than I’m actually reading, though I hope to (some day) enjoy sitting down with a good book dressed up in a…

A computer of one’s own

When Virginia Woolf spoke of a woman needing a room of her own in which to write and create, she couldn’t foresee what technology would bring to the writing profession. Unless you’ve studied English extensively, you probably haven’t heard of the concept of “a room of one’s own.”  I’m going to assume you don’t.  So…