Carnaval De Nice – only 2 days left…

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Mon Dieu! We have to hurry to catch the final weekend of the 2012 Carnaval de Nice. This is the 128th celebration of this world-famous festival that rivals those of Rio De Janeiro and Venice. Parades, floats, flowers, bands, magicians, fireworks, presentations, and food … all thisContinue reading “Carnaval De Nice – only 2 days left…”

Gratitude feels so good, doesn’t it?

Yesterday I hade the pleasure of speaking at a luncheon meeting of the Canadian Federation of University Women in Peterborough, Ontario. This national organization is under the umbrella of the International Federation of University Women. Their goal is to empower women and girls through lifelong education for leadership, decision-making and peace and their global reachContinue reading “Gratitude feels so good, doesn’t it?”

Living a paranormal life

Last week we floated on Nancy Nicholson’s sailboat. This week we’re talking about a different kind of floating … spirits. No, not the kind you drink. Whether you believe or not in the paranormal and things that go bump in the night, they are simply part of author Kathryn Brown’s life.  She is a convincingContinue reading “Living a paranormal life”

Friday … somewhat belated …

If it’s Friday, it must be France … except this week it isn’t. In fact, this week I’m kind of all over the map – so please bear with me! First of all, I’ve had an amazing week visiting on the serenely beautiful 47-foot sailboat my friend, Nancy J. Nicholson, and her family call homeContinue reading “Friday … somewhat belated …”

Free e-book giveaway!

BY THE WAY … SAIL ON OVER TO NANCY NICHOLSON’S BLOG … CLICK HERE AND LET THE MAGICAL BREEZES OF WORDPRESS CARRY YOU THERE! LEAVE A COMMENT-YOU MAY JUST WIN A FREE E-COPY OF THE BRIDGE CLUB! THIS IS THE E-BOOK COVER BUT THE STORY IS THE SAME AS THE PINK & BLACK PRINT COVERContinue reading “Free e-book giveaway!”

Support your local bookstore … please

A few weeks ago I wrote about our beloved local bookshop, The Book Mark, being forced to close.  Every time I walk by the empty store, I feel SO sad! There aren’t many inviting bookstores left with character and warmth in Toronto and those we do have need our support. If you are downtown, planContinue reading “Support your local bookstore … please”

A roadtrip to Gourdon

If it’s Friday, it must be France … My plan was to have you join me for a roadtrip to one of our favourite destinations when we had friends visiting. The perched village of Gourdon has, as the sign says, a “Panorama Grandiose” … say no more. The view is worth the drive and theContinue reading “A roadtrip to Gourdon”

A love letter to my Bridge Club

As we roll into another year, I feel like sending a bit of cyberlove to the amazing friends who are my real life Bridge Club by retelling this story. This is old news for some of you who read my blog but many of you won’t know the story. Along with some fine, steadfast BFF’sContinue reading “A love letter to my Bridge Club”

Women – It’s Your Choice

Sunday, January 22, 2012 marks the 39th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion throughout the United States. As a result, generations of women have had the right to safe and legal reproductive choices.  Anti-choice forces and politicians never quite working to overturn this decision and to pass laws andContinue reading “Women – It’s Your Choice”

Writers and sun signs … what do you say?

Do you believe in Astrology? Do you check your daily horoscope and then make a decision whether to get out of bed or pull the covers back over your head? Last September my sun signs were reviewed by the lovely and talented Shaz, the resident astrologer for the fabulous collection of authors and reader/reviewers belongingContinue reading “Writers and sun signs … what do you say?”