Remembering a Century and a Legacy: Grandpa

One hundred years ago today, one of my favourite men was born: Walter William Rasmussen. My grandpa is the namesake of my son, William Walter; the patriarch of all things witty; and my connection to Norwegian heritage and baseball. At his funeral nearly seven years ago, one of my cousins recalled how […]

Tour de Blog

Tour de Blog

A while ago, author Janie Chang invited me to participate in Tour de Blog, but grading exams kept me from accepting. Last week, another awesome and talented writing friend, Bradley Somer, asked and I accepted since I’m on summer holidays. The Tour de Blog event invites Canadian authors to answer […]

When Your Husband Helps You Blog

funny husband

When I haven’t done something for a while, I temporarily lose my confidence. Take going to the gym. I haven’t done that since George Bush (guess the middle initial) was POTUS. Take sleeping. As someone who has experienced insomnia, one bad sleep can make me freak out more than Gwyneth Paltrow does […]