Tips on the Writing Process

It’s been raining for days. The yard has become a marshland, with tufts of grass poking up from pools of standing water. The bedrock outcrop in our front yard has puddles in all its nooks and crannies. They must smell interesting, because the dogs have to investigate each and every one of them. The Cowichan…

How’s Your Inner Life These Days?

Today instead of a Wednesday links post I’ve decided to write a regular post with a few links thrown in. —- Over the past few weeks I’ve been moving my office from our large spare room to our small one, in preparation for my mother-in-law moving into our home in September. Initially I liked having…

Wednesday on the Web: 12 July Edition

BC Wildfires As you can imagine, much of my reading in the past week has focused on the wildfires in BC. I wrote a post summarizing the wildfire situation in the Canadian west on Friday, when we *only* had about 100 wildfires in BC. On Saturday, approximately 100 new fires started, and on Sunday another…

Turning the Calendar to a New Year

Today we went for a walk along the estuary, the sun bright on an atypically frosty west coast day. The air was redolent with the scent of rotting salmon, the spawning season ending in a mess of fish carcasses fought over by noisy gulls. The advent calendar is now empty, no presents are left under…