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                        The depression streak continues.  Your friend here is still under the weather…if beneath under the weather is even possible, that’s where you’ll find me. It’s actually my eldest daughter’s fault. But wait, before you think my 14-year-old is into some despicable rebellious behavior, […]

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humdrum

(n. monotony, dullness.) It must be the season, the long days of rain and drizzle, or just the gloomy, grey weather this morning, or the overcast skies.  It must be something to do with hormones, or maybe the (slightly) lowered sugar level in my system.  But yes, I’m coming out in the open, acknowledging that […]

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My Mama used to say that we should take time to re-read books we’ve loved when we were younger, just to see if we have the same perspective, and the same reaction to what we read.  Chances are we don’t, not because of any change in the book (none, evidently), but because we have changed.  […]

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rainy day reads 2013

  It’s rainy season once again, yet another reason to find yourself curled up in bed with a good book, and probably a steaming cup of coffee or chocolate drink within arm’s reach.  If it were up to me I would also prefer having a bedside commode especially if I were engrossed in some really […]

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Turning the pages of my mothersmother diaries, I distinctly remember our heartache last year, a very painful experience we went through when our little diva Nadine was accelerated to Grade 1.  Ok, let me take a step back as you might be wondering what “heartbreak” that was, and why it should be painful when promotion […]

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When you are a lover of books, of fiction novels particularly, there is simply no end to new bittersweet experiences: living other people’s lives, travelling to other places, indulging in others’ memories.  I have always loved how William Styron put it: “A good book should leave you…slightly exhausted at the end.  You live several lives […]

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We’re still hitting 10-deg-something chilly weather especially at night time and in the early mornings, and we’re once again given a superb reason to just curl up in bed and (apart from sleep), do what we do best on cold nights like these – read, read, read; or else, watch, watch, watch.  These are lazy […]

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It’s Christmas time once again, time to draw that Christmas wish list in the hope that some Secret Santa will find it and give us everything on that list.  It’s been a while since I made a list like that, so bear with me as I share this: (1) a Samsung Smart TV (46″ D6600 […]

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What’s all this fuss about vampires nowadays?  Count Dracula has been the most famous vampire for more than a century now, since he was introduced by Bram Stoker in his 1897 novel.  In the ‘90s, pop culture was again fascinated by Anne Rice’s vampire novels: Queen of the Damned, Lestat, and of course the famous […]

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Over the recent long weekend, on All Saints’ Day to be exact, I had the privilege to read yet another amazing novel from Mitch Albom, whom I consider to be a writing genius of this generation.  I find his books really inspiring, somewhat sad, but in all ways enlightening.  If I were to list my […]

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