Come From Away. Then … Go Back Home?

For a few gloriously warm and mostly-sunny days — the summer days we’ve all been waiting for — near the end of July 2019, a gentleman from Texas who shares my last name (but is no relation, as far as we know) briefly became Newfoundland’s most celebrated tourist. Preston Morgan became a fan of Newfoundland and …

I Refuse to Call it a “Faceversary”

One day late in April 2007, one of my students uttered four fateful words. "Are you on Facebook?" I snorted my disdain. "No, because I'm an adult." I was pretty internet-savvy: I had had a personal website since 1995; I'd started this blog in 2006; I spent a good bit of my spare time back …

The books of November

More detailed reviews of all these books are available over at my book review blog, Compulsive Overreader. It's been a great month for reading and I'm already getting excited about what books will make it to my Top Ten of 2013 list!!

Enjoying Summer

Sorry, there was no Searching Sabbath video yesterday, although I will try to do one for next week, and a Writing Wednesday for the next two weeks -- but I'll have to admit I'm pretty much in the thick of enjoying my summer vacation and sometimes instead of exploring deep thoughts about spirituality or writing, …

Proud Parent Moments

Time for some parental bragging, because it's been a big week around here in terms of teen accomplishments. On Thursday night, Chris performed at a concert at his school with jazz band, guitar ensemble and choir. He sang lead on three songs, back-up on a couple of others, and then his own band, City Kings, …