#book launch

My latest novel is being launched into the world this Monday, July 24 at 7pm at First Metropolitan United Church. It’s the first-person account of Elisheva, or Elizabeth the mother of John the Baptist, who feels angry, grief-stricken and powerless after the beheading of her son. How does she deal with this grief and anger? … Continue reading

#am blogging

At the end of her life, Elisheva tells her story. It’s about anger at injustice and grief at the death of loved ones. And it’s about so much more than that. At its core, it’s the love story of an old couple at the end of their lives. No matter how old you are, there is still time to … Continue reading

The Book of Elisheva

My latest novel, The Book of Elisheva, is available now at Amazon. It will soon be available in hard copy form from Lighthouse Christian Publishing, and I hope to have a book launch later in June if all goes well. Why haven’t you heard of this before? Well, self-promotion is always a struggle but usually I’m so … Continue reading

Exploring Canadian Roots (6)

World War I: The Last Post The monument known as the Brooding Soldier stands a few kilometres outside of Ypres, Belgium, marking the site of the first poison gas attack launched by the Germans during World War. The monument is on the spot where the Canadians withstood the attack during the second battle of Ypres … Continue reading

Exploring Canadian Roots (5)

The Great War a.k.a. World War I We visited a lot of war memorials, museums and cemeteries and I am proud to say the Canadian ones are the best. First we visited Beaumont-Hamel, the Newfoundland memorial where a battle was fought on Jul y 1, 1916. We arrived just in time for a tour with … Continue reading

Exploring Canadian Roots (4)

It was a beautiful sunny day here in Dieppe. Not a good day to take pictures with a tablet because you are shooting blind. So I have few photos to share today. It was a very good day for discovering Canadian Roots, however. We came to Dieppe thinking only about the disastrous battle of August … Continue reading

Exploring Canadian Roots(3)

Saturday Champlain at HonfleurThe subtitle is a pun of David’s, of course, which requires that you shorten Samuel and know the French for Saturday. Honfleur In March,1603, Samuel Dr Champlain,geographer and explorer, left Honfleur to explore the St. Lawrence and travelled up to the rapids above Montreal. He is the founder of Quebec. (1608) and … Continue reading

Exploring Canadian Roots (2)

Juno Beach Centre on VE-Day At first we just thought the French were just trying to annoy us by making today a statutory holiday. Everything was closed! It wasn’t until we were on our tour of Juno Beach that we realized it was Victory in Europe Day, and they had every reason to take the … Continue reading

Exploring Canadian Roots

Jacques Cartier at St. Malo With the exception of the Vikings, (more on that subject in a later post), Jacques Cartier captained the first European ship to explore Canada. He was born in the beautiful walled town of St.Malo. Cartier met the king Francois I at Mont St. Michel and was given a commission to … Continue reading

Test post

About to embark on a three-week odyssey in northern France, I am testing to see if I can post blogs from my tablet. I’m leaving on Wednesday, so look for the photos from my trip after that. Guess the online dictionary doesn’t know the word “odyssey” because it changed it to Odysseus. Odyssey is a … Continue reading