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Today's the day of the big snow in Ottawa. Twenty-five centimetres possible. Our first real blizzard this winter, which coincides with another 'stay at home' order. A good day to put a fire in the grate and curl up with a good book. On top of...

Happy New Year, everyone. I have to say that 2021 is starting off with a great deal of drama as we watch events unfold in Washington and Georgia. Biden told us to 'buckle up' after the two Democrats won Senate seats in Georgia so I...

Good Saturday morning. We've got a snow/freezing rain event going on in the Ottawa Valley all day today and into tomorrow as we near the half-way point in December. It's been quite a decent month to date so far though so I won't complain. A couple...

It's been a busy week. I recorded another Zoom interview on Wednesday morning, this week with Ottawa author Madona Skaff. Her interview will be posted no the Crime Writers of Canada Youtube site this coming Thursday. You can watch my interview with Barry Finlay, which...

Good Saturday morning. Another busy week just zipped by. We're into the last week of November, which is a bit mind-blowing. Three weeks until Christmas, such as it will be this year. I buckled down this week and got working on my manuscript, clocking in at...

Good Saturday morning! Are you finding these weeks speeding by as I am? I only seem to get half the things accomplished in a day that I set out to do. I swear the gods are toying with us. One thing I did get fully underway...

So somebody on a Zoom call Thursday said, "Only six weeks until Christmas," and I felt my heart lurch. With Covid surging again and predictions dire for the foreseeable future, the thought of getting a celebration together is daunting. The main question is how to...

Good almost-afternoon everyone! I'm late blogging today because yesterday was my birthday and we celebrated late into the night in the backyard, socially distanced around a fire pit with a heat lamp hanging from the deck's ceiling. Even at that, it got mighty chilly by...

Another week finishing up. Yesterday was a gift of a day here in the Ottawa Valley. Twenty-two degrees and sunny. A day to lift our spirits. I took the opportunity to clean out the last of my garden and read on the back patio. A...

Checking in this October Saturday morning on what has been a relatively quiet week. I posted this past Monday on 7 Criminal Mind blogspot. The question was about a bad review we once received and asked us to respond. You can read my post here. Four...

Checking in with you again - the weeks are flying by! Only a couple of things to report this week on the writing front but both are really good. First, I heard from Pat Campbell, Grass Roots Press publisher, and they've chosen a voice actress to...

Well this has been quite a week on the American political scene. We had a frankly disturbing presidential debate on Tuesday night, and received news yesterday that President and Melania Trump both tested positive for Coronavirus and he was flown to a hospital for treatment....

Good Saturday morning. A beauty of a day in Ottawa with a predicted 25 degrees C. It's been a quick week with a lot of my time spent writing and thinking about writing. I'm into the dreaded middle of my latest manuscript when the tension is...

Another week in the books. Pretty cold this end of the country for the first half of September. I'm thinking about eating a ton of carbs and hibernating until late spring. Hopefully, there'll be a vaccine by then. No book news (I have a feeling this...

Summer is officially over so I'm back blogging as promised. Summer sure zipped by, didn't it?! Covid-19 is still controlling our lives and I've listened to Public Health and stayed close to home since I last wrote. It's kind of sad when Google Earth reports...

As the weather warms up and summer days begin, I'm wrapping up this blog until September. Covid-19 means that I'm unable to line up any events which limits my news so this seems a good time to take a break. So this will be my...

May long weekend here and it should be decent enough weather-wise to get into the garden. It felt like this day would never come with frost and snow last week, but the dreaded Arctic vortex has moved on after seriously overstaying its welcome. Since we're...

So kind of a sad day today because this was supposed to be the Closing Time launch day :-( It was going to be a great day, mainly because I'd be celebrating with so many of my friends. My university buddy Dawn Rayner was coming from Toronto,...

Week seven of social isolation over and a lovely weekend ahead to reward us as we round into May. Twenty degrees C. and sun today - wahoo. There are ups and downs to this isolation. The days are gliding by and it's no surprise when people...