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Author Joanne Lessner Answers 25 Questions

Our friendship was cemented over a great bottle of wine. Which is a preposterous statement, when you think of it, because we haven’t met in the real world, and I no longer drink. Nevertheless, it’s still true. When I read the premise behind Pandora’s Bottle, Joanne Lessner’s first novel, I was certain that we’d get […]

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Fire It Up

Sometimes I feel sorry for Americans who never get to listen to the Canadian music I hear every day. Johnny Reid The music video is here.

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My Most Memorable Super Bowl

Super Bowl XIX was my most memorable football championship. The game was played at Stanford Stadium on January 20, 1985 and pitted Joe Montana’s San Francisco 49ers against Dan Marino’s Miami Dolphins. I actually followed American football back then, so I had no doubt that the 49ers would prevail. Montana was just that good. It […]

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Rise Again

A song by the late and dearly-missed Stan Rogers. As it filled the office today, I tried to take the message to heart. Rise again, rise again — though your heart it be broken And life about to end No matter what you’ve lost, be it a home, a love, a friend. Like the Mary […]

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Voting: The Jolly Postman Literary Address Contest

It’s been an incredibly difficult week, so it’s time for some fun! Let the bells ring out and the banners fly! Voting is now open for The Jolly Postman Literary Address Contest! I found a great deal to like in each entry, so I’m glad that picking a winner is your job, not mine. The favorite […]

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Jolly Postman Literary Address Contest

I do love a good competition, but most run in similar directions; that’s not my style. So I’ve been pondering something completely different and, as is so often the case, inspiration came from Kristina. She has a thing for British catalogues and, if you’ve ever filled out a British online form, you’ll find a lot […]

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Within My Pounding Heart

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It’s Been a Hard Day’s Night

I don’t know about you, but I could use a laugh. Enjoy a little Peter Sellers, my friends.

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Sarah and Agricola

This stop-motion animation music video was created by my nephew, Jason Levangie, working with Sydney Smith (who illustrated Kate Inglis’s The Dread Crew) for Gypsophilia. Such talented lads! I hope they are chuffed.

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Is This Microphone On?

The intrepid Peter Dudley — a man among men which, interestingly, makes him a man among many women — asked writing friends to post audio or video clips that show us reading recent work. (I may not have done this properly, but I don’t fraking care! It’s been a rough month. :-) Making a recording […]

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