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Sunday Baking: Peach Crumble

Friday night was a Girl’s Night, and I brought the dessert. Now, my girls are fantastic at being my taste tasters and when I decided that I would give peach crumble a try, they were all onboard for tasting it and letting me know if it past muster (and yes, it did). 399 more words

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A Complex Look at a Personal Life | Review of "Carry Me" by Peter Behrens (2016) House of Anansi

One of the greatest issues of the 20th century was that people had their identities thrust upon them by others due to some sort of arbitrary label. 1,097 more words

The Strategy of a Privateer and a Pirate| Review of "The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan" by Robert Hough (2015) House of Anansi Press

We were all raised on the classical stories of pirates. They were fantastic tales that kept us spellbound with concepts of adventures on the high seas brisk with sword fights to find buried treasure. 1,201 more words

The Outside Circle

Powerful. Heartbreaking. Educational.

Pete, a young man of the Cree Nation of Canada, lives with his mother and younger brother, Joey, in the city of Edmonton in Alberta. 457 more words

The Whispers of a Silent Artifact | Review of "The Place of Shining Light" (2015) by Nazneen Sheikh - House of Anansi

The draw that certain artworks have on us is uncanny. It is like certain deep messages or feelings seem to ooze from those artifacts that enlighten our spirits in almost unspoken ways. 1,055 more words

Canadian Literature

"Writing is so completely isolating and lonely that I need to be able to step into a crowded street when I step away from my computer." | Q&A with writer Robert Hough

The beauty of doing this blog is that it helps me keep track of writers I enjoy. And there are a lot of them whom I have enjoyed reading but whose recent works I haven’t been aware of. 1,143 more words

"A woman shared her experience on how the book had impacted her, and how important it was, she was also visibly emotional as she told us this." | Q&A with Illustrator Kelly Mellings of The Outside Circle

Graphic novels have a certain immediacy to them. And when they deal with social issues, their impact can be truly effective and enlightening. The skill behind their creation is an interesting one, as Kelly Mellings, illustrator of… 1,657 more words