Silver Lining

Have you ever wondered about the origin of the saying “every cloud has a silver lining”? The phrase has been traced back to John Milton’s “Comus” (1634) with the line, “Was I deceiv’d, or did a sable cloud turn forth more »

Event: Word Vancouver

I’m looking forward to participating in this year’s Word Vancouver, Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and reading. I’ll be hanging out at the Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) table during the afternoon of Sunday, September 24 at Library Square, more »

Pleasant Surprises

The attached photo was snapped recently during a great family trip back to Newfoundland. My daughter was looking for a shot of a whale coming to the surface and it was only after reviewing her photos that she discovered that more »

The Glass Is Half…

I’ve been going back and forth between the titles BREAKDOWN and NOBODY’S VICTIM. I think it comes down to personal preference and whether you come from a perspective that a glass is half full or half empty on any given more »

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