What We’re Waiting For


Photo by Roger and Renate Rössing.

My old friend, Bruce, is having surgery today. He and his family are waiting to hear if some of his most recent health problems are caused by an incurable form of cancer or by something that could potentially be treated.

Everyone who knows him is waiting to hear what the doctors say as well.

I think it’s safe to say that most of us on this side of the globe are waiting for spring. We’re rapidly approaching the time of year when it feels as though winter will last for eternity.

There are other people I know who are waiting for things that only they have the right to discuss online. The list felt incomplete without mentioning this, but that’s all I’m going to say about it.

Overall, though, it feels like a lot of us are in standby mode. The clock is ticking, but it’s not yet time to stand up.

On a lighter note, I’m counting down the days until Waiting for Earl to Die and other stories is released. There are only two more to go.

What are you waiting for today?

Suggestion Saturday: January 24, 2015

Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. Why I am Raising My Child to be a Feminist and Why I think You Should Too via danarel. Readers who have raised or who are raising kids, I’m curious to hear your thoughts on this article. Did or…

Internet Hiatus

I’m on a short Internet hiatus. They say that if you tilt your screen at exactly the right angle, you might be able to see what these girls have spotted. Let me know in the comment section what it is you think might be out there. I can sleep easily now that I know all…

Waiting for Earl to Die Cover Reveal

As promised, here is the sneak peak of the cover for Waiting for Earl to Die and other stories. The book will be out on January 28. I’ll share the purchase information next week!

Suggestion Monday: Websites Edition

When I first started this blog, I occasionally shared links to sites that I found entertaining. I stopped doing it because I eventually ran out of websites to recommend. I’m busy with non Internet-related stuff this week, so I thought today would be the perfect time to revive this old series. Incidental Comics. This is a hodgepodge…

Suggestion Saturday: January 17, 2015

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, pictures, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. Spring… This is about the time of year that I begin daydreaming about how green Toronto will be in a few months. I really miss the sight of  flowers, grass, and trees every winter. If you feel…

Technophobia is Real

I keep getting hits from people searching for phrases like: how families are destroyed due to t.v., phones, and internet. Who else remembers life before the Internet? Long distance phone calls were extremely expensive. You only made them on very special occasions, and even then you didn’t talk for a long time. Packages and letters…

You’re 90% of the Way There

A funny thing happened to me over the holidays. Some of the adult members of my family went on a hike. The trail was roughly a mile long and a little rocky. (Think something slightly rougher than the picture on the left, although we were not on Tuckerman Trail). My parents and spouse dropped out about halfway through it….

Suggestion Saturday: January 10, 2015

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, comic strips, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. So You Want a Rationalist Girlfriend. This was so creative. I’d love to do something like this with statistics one of these days, I just need to think of a topic. (And convince my followers…

New Book Announcement: Waiting for Earl to Die

My next book, Waiting for Earl to Die and other stories, will be coming out on January 28. I’ll share more details on the official publication date, but you will be able to purchase it through Kobo. The cover will be revealed in the very near future. Today I thought I’d discuss how I originally came up with the…