Monthly Archives: March 2017

Celebrating Black Water season

It’s officially spring, and early spring can be a deadly season on Canadian lakes as the ice recedes and black water appears. Those who depend on boats and snowmobiles to reach their homes will find this a tricky time of … Continue reading

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St. Paddy’s Day, Polish-style

My Polish-Canadian hubby Ed Piwowarczyk loves St. Paddy’s Day. He’s wearing a green shirt today and whipping up his favourite lamb stew with Guinness. I’m making my Irish-Canadian mother’s traditional March 17 dessert, lime Jello. When we were in Dublin … Continue reading

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‘Sensitivity’ editing

Another editor to hire: sensitivity readers to scan for racism, sexism, transgender issues, depiction of chronic pain, depiction of a terminal illness, and no doubt much more. This article says the publishing industry recognizes that “offensive content” is a real … Continue reading

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