Sunday, December 30, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
...in this busy and stressful season.
We had a white Christmas and today I took my Very Happy Dog for a walk in the snowy woods. The real world with all its anxiety and joy will return soon enough, but for me, the sound of an eagle's chuckle through the trees made everything stop this afternoon.
Monday, December 17, 2007
James McCann and I had a couple of GREAT signing events over the weekend -- a busy time and lots of fun.
But right now I have my head bent low over a manuscript that I want to have polished by Wednesday night. I'll post an event update with pictures and description as soon as I get this baby to bed.
Am also answering only emergency emails at the moment -- will resume radio contact later in the week.
Happy last week of school before Winter Break!
Posted by kc dyer at 7:02 PM
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Finished Ian Rankin's latest this weekend, in which DI Rebus faces the spectre of retirement from the force. I can't quite make myself believe he's really going, but --
the final scene...is nothing less than perfectly fitting.
A great read.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
My office is a lovely room.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Storm watch seems to have settled down a bit here, thankfully. The folks in Strachan Point are back in their homes after a helicopter survey of the creek above them proved things to be less dangerous than first thought.
This is an aerial shot of the debris torrent dam above my own little village. We have two creeks -- Harvey & Alberta -- in the village proper (and another -- Magnesia Creek -- in the Brunswick Beach section of the village).
In 1983, after a debris torrent tore down the creek bed, destroying five houses and and killing two boys, dams like the one pictured here were built above the village on the mountainside to prevent this from happening again. Charles Creek, above Strachan Point, has one of these too, but a debris torrent in 2006 left the emergency authorities just a little nervous about the potential for disaster this time. Thankfully, all appears to be well for the moment.
Just as happily, the fundraising event for Rockridge School at 32 Books last night seemed a big success, judging from the number of bodies crammed into the bookstore. Congratulations to Deb McVittie and her staff for putting on a great event. Special props to the student volunteers who worked so hard to make sure everything went smoothly.
Monday, December 03, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
This shot is of the moon shining down on the beautiful main street of Lindsay, Ontario, after the first snowfall of the year.
Thanks for a great day, Pamela!
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Posted by kc dyer at 2:50 PM