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What We Did On Our Summer Vacation

More to come.

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Happiness Is…

Healthy New Addictions. Library loans have been strictly forbidden from our book-crammed, chaotic home. Until now. This week, Lucy and Bayla got their first library cards. Lucy’s a big-time reader. So, she was pleased. Bayla’s a big-time shopper. And a … Continue reading

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Looking for Me

In January, 2009, I was a busy woman. A stressed-out Nortel software designer. A hard-working mother to 7 and 9 year old girls. A passionate kidlit advocate publishing four podcast episodes a week. I exercised tonnes. I moved fast. I … Continue reading

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I’m Reading at CensorFest

Let’s celebrate the power of creative expression — and the freedom to offend — Wednesday, February 23rd 8pm at the cozy, kitchy Raw Sugar Cafe at Censored Out Loud: Join a motley crew of writers, actors, musicians (including Lisa Poushinsky, Nichole McGill, Jesse Dangerously, Megan Jerome, Jessica … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

If Briefly. December 1, 2010 has been designated as Canadian National Day of Dusting Off Old Podcasts. Our sorely neglected podcast JustOneMoreBook.com has been sitting dormant for 14 months now. I miss it. Mark misses it. Lucy and Bayla miss … Continue reading

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From the Mouth of Bayla # 28 : a summer of reading

This summer we have read: If You’re Reading this it’s too Late Manolito Four Eyes #1 Manolito Four Eyes #2 Manolito Four Eyes #3 Leo and the Lesser Lion Holes The Unearthly Asylum Sara Book #1 Sara Book #2 Elijah … Continue reading

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Twisty Paths

By the time you reach 101, you will have learned many lessons. For instance, you will have learned that almost nothing turns out according to plan. And you will know that when we get what we wish for, it is … Continue reading

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Tossing Timid

“Fish eating’s like anything else in life, Elijah. If you go at it ‘specting something bad to happen, all you gunn do is draw that bad thing to you. You caint be timid ’bout nothing you do, you got to … Continue reading

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Contested Irrelevance — My PAB2010 Jolt

Related Posts: Andrea’s Standing Ovation My Jolt Honourable Mentions (Thank you!): Contested Irrelevance Is Your Blog Worth The Effort? Watch This Engagement, Authenticity and Influence: I’m Calling Shenanigans Humanizing Content Creation: A Personal Lens Think Your Lurkers Aren’t Engaged — … Continue reading

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What would I do if I didn’t know I couldn’t?

“But turtles can’t fly,” said the bird. “They can’t?” said Tudley. “I didn’t know that.” He looked down at the shocked faces of turtles below. “Did you know that turtles can’t fly?” he called down. They all just nodded. — … Continue reading

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For Better or For Worse #7: Lee Edward Fodi

In January, we picked up Sheree Fitch at the Ottawa airport, today, we picked up Lee Edward Fodi, author of the chronicles of Kendra Kandlestar, at, once again, the Ottawa airport. This is becoming a regular thing!

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From the Mouth of Bayla #17: Lee Edward Fodi

Our house has become a usual  stop for authors and illustrators, we’ve had two authors at our house in the last 3 months ( Lee Edward Fodi and Sheree Fitch.) Lee came over tonight and we had an awesome time … Continue reading

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Authenticity vs Acceptance

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss Continue reading

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Acquiring a Taste for Bittersweet

Apt musings from The Mysterious Benedict Society: “It’s true,” Sticky said. “Everything has been bittersweet.” “Maybe we should acquire a taste for bittersweet,” said Reynie with a grin. “Then everything would feel wonderful.” “That’s stupid,” Constance snipped. “If it felt … Continue reading

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Our Powerful Hidden Selves

Toby is a Crocodile (by Dr. Barbara Nichol) When you see him in his basket, Toby seems to be asleep. But though his eyes are closed, our Toby isn’t counting sheep. I have for you the kind of news you … Continue reading

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