Thursday, June 04, 2009

Jogged yesterday morning with the dogs. It felt so good getting up at 5:30 and jogging towards the rising sun. Came home, showered, sat down at the table convinced that the jog would wake me enough to write something decent. Stared at the page for a few minutes and then went up stairs and took a nap.

Looking forward to watching Mine that Bird race in the Belmont Sunday.

Erin and Monica are almost finished with regular scheduled school. They're not looking forward to exam week.

A story of mine is up at Gemini-Magazine.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

So, then that happened.

It is a beautiful day here. Cool and sunny. Spending a lot of time in the garden these days. I have not been reading as much as I would like but I read Roberto Bolano’s 2666 –I was just totally blown away by his prose and his characters. Difficult subject matter but unbelievably well told/ expressed. I finished it in February and I still think about it.

Monica and Erin are great. Greg is still working twelve-hour days. It is a great product and I’m proud of him. The dogs are healthy and happy but Lucky went missing last September. We searched and did the poster thing but she never returned. I miss that friggin cat. Every time I hear a cat meowing, I go running to the door wondering if she finally decided to come back to us.

I’m still writing.

For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business. ~T.S. Eliot

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Snowy day

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Stopping by

Been a long while since I wrote here. I wish I had lots to report but the same old, same old. Greg is up to all kinds of interesting things but I don’t know his work well enough to speak of his plans.

Daughters, dogs, cat, degu and even the fish are doing fine.

Best recent reads have been “thirteen moons,” by Charles Frazier, "The Road," by Cormac McCarthy and "Out Stealing Horses," by Per Petteron. I read others but these were my favourites. Oh and I really enjoyed the last Harry Potter. Reading "Water for Elephants," by Sara Gruen at the present.

Recent music I really like: Bruce Springsteen’s Magic and Radiohead’s “In Rainbows”.

And best recent movie was “Control.”

Carry on. Take care.

“Charley concluded his hunting story by saying that until this night by the campfire with the tobacco smoke and brown whiskey, he had not spoken a word about his lost bear to any of his descendants but only whispered about it to Nancy the night of his return as they lay on their bed of hemlock boughs, and she held him and brushed his face with the big knuckles of her fingers and told him that he had tried but failed and sometimes that is all the victory we are allotted.” Charles Frazier, thirteen moons

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Girls now have less than two weeks of school. Erin is writing exams. Monica is getting ready to go to Quebec City for a week with her class. Greg is in San Francisco until Friday. It was such a beautiful day here. Just trying to get a few things organized for our trip back east. I am getting very excited. Haven't been home in two years.

Monday, May 28, 2007