I’m lucky to still have my Dad around. His health isn’t the best anymore, and I live far enough away that I only get one, maybe two visits a year. But yes, lucky, and even luckier that he’s started to share more of his military stories with me now, more than I ever knew growing … More Father’s Day 2020. My Military Dad
My mother has been gone for over 20 years now, but I think of her often. Mother’s Day is now a day for my own grown children to call me, and to talk to my mother-in-law. But this Mother’s Day, my first as a grandmother myself, I’d like to share a personal gift that Mom … More Mother’s Day. A Parting Gift.
This is an updated re-post from my 2020 Easter post. Unfortunately, Easter 2021 feels like a “groundhog day” version, here in my adopted hometown of Aylmer, Quebec, across the river from my National Capital city of Ottawa, Ontario, where our communities are sharing a “third wave” with new restrictive lockdown rules. No dining, not even … More Easter 2020. “First We Eat” excerpt
Who knew in January and February, while rushing to do publisher duties in preparation for March 2020 release of my new book, “First We Eat. Food, Life, and More Stories” by Michele Sabad, that all events and signings would have to be postponed. A small drop of disappointment amid severe larger world problems, for sure, … More Excerpt Time! First We Eat.
It’s a process. But I’m still going to enjoy the journey! Today, (yesterday really, or maybe Monday?) Hey, early March, 2020. My second book, a sister companion to my first, Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story by Michele Sabad, is PUBLISHED. On Amazon, only in ebook format for the moment (I said, it’s a process), … More First We Eat : Publication News
If you’re my FB friend or follow this blog, you already know some things about me. I’m a retired IT consultant. A new author. But this year, I became a grandmother. I didn’t know how wonderful it would feel, how much more love could grow in one’s heart, a heart already full with a life’s … More Merry Christmas! New Excerpt.
Exciting news to announce : To all my friends, especially military brat friends, especially dog lovers! But really, anyone who enjoys heartwarming short stories about animals. Fresh release of “My Hero Dog. Stories of How our Dogs Have Helped Shape who We Are” contains 23 short stories, all authored and generously contributed by military brats, … More My Hero Dog
“If you grew up in the 1960s or 1970s on Canadian military bases, then maybe joined up yourself or became a military spouse, I know a few things about you…[ One thing I know]…you’re very patriotic.” This quote from the introduction to the book Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story by Michele Sabad was never … More Election Day
I’m loving retirement. September is a great travel month, even in Canada, so off we went for a three day trip to Niagara Falls; we’ve always wanted to do the Niagara region wine tours. A beautiful, muggy hot summer-like day, perfect for tasting the fine results of all that plump, juicy fruit dripping off those … More Retirement Thrill for an Army Brat
I like lists. I like making lists, and categorizing. As an independent author in retirement, I’ve done many book signings, at many different kinds of venues : large chain bookstores (the Indigo family here in Canada), independent bookstores (like those in my own town of Aylmer, Quebec), fairs and showcases where I may have to … More Book Buyers of Camp Follower