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Archive for August 2008

Horizons and Emily Carr

For some year now, Ron and I have been talking about the possibility of getting a little cottage someplace not too far from our home, where we could nip off to from time to time and get away from things. So far, we haven’t found the right place. Which leads to question, of course, what…

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An Inconvenient Faith — Part 2

Have you had an experience that ‘resonated’ deep within you? Something perhaps challenging, or uncomfortable? Something perhaps inconvenient, but which you still couldn’t ignore? Sometime after the experience I talked about in “An Inconvenient Faith 1”, back when my husband and I were still living in France, Ron asked me where I wanted to go…

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On an earlier post, I talked about an experience I had in France at Notre-Dame d’Avenas. Well, since the experience gets weirder, I thought I’d take a moment to examine it with you, Dear Reader. When I finished that entry (see below), I went upstairs to my husband, Ron’s, office, cleared a pile of papers…

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An Inconvenient Faith – Part 1

One summer, just after The Best Beloved  and I had moved to France, we were driving over a rather desolate but shockingly beautiful mountain range, seemingly miles from nowhere, and not a person in sight, when we came upon  small, very old chapel in the beehive style. We went inside and found a small and…

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If we get the next thing, will it be enough?

I spend a lot of time thinking about the writing life, which is hardly surprising, I suppose, since it’s the life I’m in. However, I consider myself living in a sort of authorial hinterland. I am published, thus far, only in Canada, and yet for the entire span of my career, I have not lived…

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Hummingbirds and Groundhogs

I hope this blog will be a kind of conversation between us, Dear Reader. I spend a great deal of time by myself, in my library, looking out the window into the garden, and thinking up reasons why I shouldn’t get down to work, which at the moment is a novel set in 7th c.…

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