2021. Another unprecedented (yes, I’ve overused this word, too) year. But life goes on, and reading is a big part of mine. With more stutters than starts this year, nevertheless, here’s the list. As usual, I read a variety of books, found, bought, and e-read from a variety of sources. January First up, a popular … More 2021 – Reading List
Happy Thanksgiving weekend to my fellow Canadians! Oh, it will be a real one this year, again, finally. Yes, this year, a real turkey dinner on the Sunday of the weekend, with family members invited over to partake. But that hasn’t always been the case in my over-60 years of living, and not only because … More Thanksgiving 2021. Back to Life.
If you were a military brat like me, who enjoyed part of your childhood in Germany, then this story requires no explanation. But here’s a little. My mother collected Classic comic books. This childhood memory story reminds me that kids don’t care about classics, but they do about comics. At least we did. Excerpt from … More Lost Year excerpt : Comics
I’ve just published my third book, “Lost Year. A Pandemic Diary 2020”, and like any author, I feel as proud of it as of any of them. A new ‘baby’ sibling to join the first two, “Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story” and “First We Eat. Food, Life, and More Stories”. I’m a first-born myself, … More The Middle Child (Book)
Masks everywhere. The pretty ones the young women are wearing, to match their outfits. The simple black ones for common daywear. The one-time use medicinal ones the older people prefer. Of course the goofy ones, the fun ones that anyone can be seen in. All these masks have me pondering : Does what we wear … More Masks and Such
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
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
Just a Hint about the cover. Think lush, fun, colourful. The most exciting time for an author – watching the cover artist bring the words inside the book to life. And like with my first book, Camp Follower, I intend to have some illustrations inside to continue that energy. It’s February already – and I … More First We Eat : February update