Tag Archives: Blogging

Relatively viral

This is the part where I explain how my last post, “What to do in the event you wake up Tuesday and Stephen Harper is still Prime Minister,” went viral. Clearly, having a short title is not crucial to viralocity. … Continue reading

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I don’t even know these people

          I can tell you the exact day and pretty close to the hour when I first read Nick Hornby. I was attending the annual English community celebration here in these parts of Quebec, something called … Continue reading

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Tour this: #mywritingprocess

What do writers like even better than writing? Pretty much anything, when it comes right down to the actual writing. It’s like my youngest daughter: she likes the idea of books more than actually reading books. If we’re perfectly honest … Continue reading

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Wondering where the lions are for sale

Prince once sang, “Maybe you’re just like my mother/she’s never satisfied.” Well, Prince is a jerk, bringing his mother into it like that. Shame on you, Prince! After all the years she spent changing your purple diapers and telling you … Continue reading

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In the sky! It’s the blog signal!

A month from now, I’ll be the guest speaker at the annual dinner of retired Sherbrooke Hospital nurses. I’m not bragging but around here, that makes me kind of a rock star. I never know what to talk about at … Continue reading

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Obligatory post-FP post, plus contest results

Hey there! Welcome! How’s your morning going so far? (Or how was your day, if you’re on the other side of the world, and why wouldn’t you be? Readers live all over. No need for me to be — what’s … Continue reading

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Search-O-Rama! Teen Edition

Because search-engine-query posts never get old, that’s why? When I named this blog “Drinking Tips for Teens,” I didn’t consider the search-engine ramifications for having “teen” in the title. I mean, whose blog doesn’t get search hits for queries like … Continue reading

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