Category Archives: Humour and satire

The Bag of Necessity – Why I hate purses

Consider the purse, female treasure chest, fashion accessory, urban survival equipment. I carry a purse, grudgingly. This most non-sequitur of posts comes from a description in Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, where the male protagonist describes the contents of his … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Couches

Today I will share the tiniest slice of my brainmeats with you. I’m in the middle of packing for the big move, editing the first draft of the fourth book of the Warpworld series, trying to come up with funny … Continue reading

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The Real Word Crime

So, Weird Al’s “Word Crimes” is being passed among writers, editors, and Defenders of the English Language like ear plugs at a Yoko Ono performance.   Grammaristas are all aflutter over a parody video that educates, offends, and confuses in … Continue reading

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Winter Fashion Edition – 5 Great Looks for the Stylish Writer!

How can I look as amazing as you? This is the one question I imagine other writers are too nervous to ask me. I don’t like to brag about my personal style but it occurred to me recently that I … Continue reading

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Princess’s BIG Bus Adventure in 3D, With Maps and Stuff!

I’m a transportation snob. I will travel by train, plane, car, boat, bicycle, hovercraft, covered wagon, rickshaw, or elephant, but I will not travel by bus. Even the Skytrain is pushing it. I came by my snobbishness honestly. Growing up … Continue reading

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Beveragism…the silent killer*

Hello again from Home! Today I have a serious issue to discuss, Nutters. Neither Obama nor Romney have raised this issue during the presidential debate, Canada has not launched a formal inquiry (to look into the previous formal inquiry) about … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Middle-Age Housewife

Hello again from Home! As the title indicates, I have a confession. A few, actually. Those who know me well, prepare yourselves, this will come as a shock. Confession #1 – I have learned how to cook. Oh dear, I … Continue reading

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Forgotten Bears…a love story

Hello from somewhere else! Tempus fugit. Time flies. It does fly but it also crawls, particularly when you are rewriting chapter ten for the seventeenth time. The manuscript is finished. It is in the hands of my agent and editor. … Continue reading

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No Kids, No Pets

Hello again from, (yet another new), home! Good thing Mom keeps our address written in pencil. Yup. Once again, we have relocated. This time the impetus, as you may have gathered from the last Coconut Chronicle, was the very young … Continue reading

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You’ve Never Been 23

Hello again from Home! Ah to be young! To come home on Friday, after a grueling week at a meaningless job and celebrate the fact you now have two whole days to annoy your upstairs neighbours and keep them awake … Continue reading

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