Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sitting in Kingston in the Sunshine

...feeling just a little melancholy. I just dropped off a student I know (who shall remain nameless, but is fuzzily pictured here at her favourite dinosaur exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York) for her first year at university.

To counteract any latent emotion, I'm trolling my Reader before getting down to work on the vast mountain of email that has accumulated over the past couple of weeks. I just finished reading a lovely story called The Gadgey by Alan Campbell, a fantasy-writing Scot.

If you're in the mood for a taste of the fantastic scribed (in my humble opinion) in the richest of the world's dialects, give it a go. You won't be sorry.

Link love to John Klima at for directing my eyes to this just when I needed it.



Shelley Hrdlitschka said...

Oh Karen, I too have had to say goodbye to a daughter for a full 8 months. So hard to let go... yet isn't it wonderful? The adventures that await them.

This is yet another life passage for us, the mothers.

Thinking of you~

kc dyer said...

Hi Shelley,

Oh yes -- the hardest and the most exciting of times! Nice to know we at least have other mothers to commiserate with...


Trudy said...

I send you a BIG cyber hug. I hope it won't be as hard a separation as it seems.

All the best,

kc dyer said...

Thanks, Trudy!

She's loving it so far, which makes things MUCH easier. Still -- it's a long way away...