Happy Holidays

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Christmas season in Mexico

We biked past this home in Nuevo Vallarta, which was decked out for the season.

Our hotel lobby in downtown Puerto Vallarta. Poinsettias are indigenous to Mexico and proliferate in holiday displays.

Will and I spent most of November in Puerto Vallarta and enjoyed the build-up to Christmas.

Christmas Climate Change


Too political for Christmas?

Christmas Group Therapy

Counting down to Christmas, here’s cartoon # 2. Those braving the malls might be needing therapy.

Christmas Elvis

In the spirit of Christmas, a friend sent me some cartoons that I found funny. Here’s one.

Beatrix Potter’s World

Beatrix & Me

In today’s  Books We Love author blog, I write about my visit last spring to Beatrix Potter land in England’s Lake District.

Lest We Forget

Me with my son Matt at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Today, one day after this year’s special Remembrance Day, I write about my visit to Canada’s WWI battlefields in northern France on the BWL Author BlogSpot.

Opening Weekend at Calgary’s New Central Library

Looking down from the top to the bottom floor. The library has lots of interesting and attractive architecture.

Alcove off The Great Reading Rooom, featuring my short story and 11 others as art books.

Looking down to the first floor entertainment for this family day on opening weekend.

The sun came out as we were leaving.

I loved visiting Calgary’s new Central Library today, along with the estimated crowd of 20,000 – 25, 000 people. The building is fabulous. The guided tour helped me appreciate many of the library’s features. I can’t wait to go back, when it’s less crowded and quieter.

New Central Library

My short story "When a Warm Wind Blows Off the Mountain" fills the cabinet in the left rear.

The Great Reading Room, Calgary Central Library

I look forward to visiting Calgary’s new Central Library tomorrow. A host of events will take place during the day, with free public transit to downtown from 7:00 am to 7 p.m.  I’ll be sure to check out my story in art form featured with 12 other artist books on the 4th floor in the NW Vestibule entrance to the Great Reading Room.

To support this exhibition, there will be a year’s worth of programming the second Tuesday of every month in the BMO Room from 7-8pm beginning January 15, 2019 with Kate Baillies and Weyman Chan. My artist Sylvia Arthur and I will be there on August 13th to talk about our collaborative project.

Walking with Wordsworth

Today I write about my trip to England’s Lake District, home of William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and their fellow Romantic Poets, on the Books We Love author blog.

Busts of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth in the Dove Cottage Museum

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