64 thoughts on “Go ahead and ask me

    1. I love art. I studied it from Grade 9-13, then took one or two courses at University as well.

      My favorite period is the French Impressionists. I have a Renoir painting on my wall (print). I hang much of my daughter’s art on my wall wherever there is some extra space, and rotate it so I can display more of it. And I’m relatively creative myself but have little space here to putter with artistic endeavors – my 12yo daughter has inherited that gene though and uses half the tiny house here as her art studio.

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  1. There is a beautiful recipe book called Bazaar by Sabrina Ghayour and I have found that it is has given me the urge to write on those days when nothing or too many thoughts converge. It is a vibrant book or can one describe a book as such. Do you have a cook book you enjoy reading but not necessarily for cooking?

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      1. Please feel free to contact me via my email. I’d love to chat books but not everyone does. πŸ™‚

        And I will! I just borrowed the ebook from my library app. Once puppy goes for his first sleep of the night πŸ™„ I’ll start reading. πŸ™ƒ

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  2. I don’t know what to say. Just pick up a book or turn on the radio station from some foreign country speaking English …oh, but they might not have new thoughts about an old topic now. Perhaps write about your neighborhood. What kind of cultures are invested in the neighborhood: what languages do they speak? Sometimes going back to the basics gives you direction. The home front. Remember that song, “You may ask yourself how did I get here?” Talking Heads.

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      1. I wondered about the Arabic language as I remembered you commenting on your father studied it and you were looking at his notebooks. It is an unusual language to study unless for work or heritage.

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      2. He was an Italian refugee growing up in Alexandria, Egypt as a child. He picked up Arabic by playing with kids in the neighbourhood, decided to take lessons. At the time Egypt’s two official languages in school were Arabic and French. At home with his family he spoke Italian.

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    1. I’ll make my way up to Casa Loma (Gothic Revival style mansion and garden in midtown Toronto that is now a historic house museum and landmark) and hang out there till the weather turns. Then I’ll kidnap a pilot to fly me someplace where the weather stays warm all year. πŸ™‚

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  3. You have officially been cast in “The Wizard of Oz.” Dorothy is strolling down the yellow brick road and comes across the scarecrow (in search of a brain), the tin man (in search of a heart), and the cowardly lion (in search of courage). Then she finds you! What are you in search of?

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  4. Okay, I’ve been wondering this fir a while now but didn’t want to ask. But since you insist… πŸ˜‰
    You spend large portions of every week at your parents…. I can’t imagine my husband being thrilled with that arrangement, ( especially since my parents are both dead ) how does yours feel?

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      1. I’m a slow writer so I’d rather pen something with an outline. I had a vivid dream about Armageddon, which resembles the first 10 minutes of HBOs Lovecraft Country. Writing descriptions that defies logic is not my forte. Not sure if I could pen that dream.

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  5. My daughter is 25 and feels like it is really time she was moving out of the family home. Difficulty is that right now it’s hard for her to find a job what with COVID. My brother in law is 36 and still lives at home. What age is too old to be living with your parents?

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    1. Ugh. It depends on the kid and the circumstances. Some families have the ability to house kids for a long time, perhaps with a full basement apartment or something like that. A separate living space but still at home. (We don’t have that.)

      I prefer to have the kids experience life on their own terms at some point in their early 20s at the latest.

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    1. I have one. I write things that don’t belong on a family blog. So good. Very liberating. I can provide more details if you are interested, in email. My contact info is on the blog. I also wrote about this before, let me look for the link. πŸ™‚

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