I am a sixty year old, middle-class woman living in a Canadian suburb from where I attempt to make sense of life as experienced directly and indirectly via the various media which are available to one living here.  Yes, there are many things about which to question, discuss, complain of or celebrate, and in these writings I am attempting to do so. Primarily these writings are intended as a record of my ruminations for my new grand-daughter who has been born into a fast-changing world, one which she may feel needing some comparison with a past as experienced by an older family member.

36 Responses to “About”

  1. suburbanlife Says:

    My life as a suburbanite, what works, what doesn’t, adjustments, complaints, celebrations.

  2. galvanized Says:

    I enjoy all of your posts very much. The imagery is so vivid and imaginative. I am always entertained by your observations and often can see them clearly in my own mind. 🙂

  3. idiopathicidiocy Says:

    Thanks so much for your comments. I’ve been kind of busy the past couple of days hence no blogging 😦
    I’m kind of a wordpress virgin so can’t really figure out where to email you hence commenting over here (Sorry for that).I’d love to read the articles you mentioned.You can email them to me at idiopathicidiocy@gmail.com if its not too much trouble 🙂

  4. Nita Says:

    I want to add you to my blogroll. However there is very little info here about you the person. Can you give me a little more, in terms of which country you live in, and what your interests are so that I can give a nice title to the link?

  5. galloway Says:

    Hi, thanks for your comment on my blog.
    I’ve read some of your posts and find them exteremely refreshing.
    I’m about to add you to my blogroll and I hope you’ll reciprocate.

  6. Rahul Says:

    thanx for ur comments.Infact ‘Earth’ is one of my Fav Films.

    I would suggest u to try n catch some of Satyajit Ray film DVDs. the following link may help u. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyajit_Ray )

    I would surely try n get myself a copy of ‘Such a long Journey’ by R.M.
    Ur Blog’s very nice.

  7. Jeff Says:

    Thank you for the comment. Drawing is the worst class because the professor is not a great professor. It is my least favorite. I do enjoy art and drawing despite the not so fun experiences of this drawing course.

  8. Tommi Says:

    Thanks for commenting, checking out my site. I look forward to getting to know your writing here.

  9. janet Says:

    Well a beautiful blog. Lovely stories and written so well.

    Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a message to let me know you came by.

    Come again!

  10. maryt Says:

    I just wanted to let you know I dropped by your blog. I’m one of the people who comment on James Steerforth’s blog. He has a interesting blog doesn’t he? Why don’t you drop by my blog called Answers to the Questions: http://maryt.wordpress.com?

  11. mariacristina Says:

    I’ve read a few of your entries after seeing your link on my blog stats page. Your writing voice is very endearing. It’s obvious that you are in tune with your grandchildren. I’d love to add you to my blog roll!

  12. Steve Danko Says:

    Thanks for making your wonderful writing available for all on the web to read. For your wonderful ability to make people think, you have been awarded the dubious honor of the ‘Thinking Blogger Award”. You can find out more about this award at: http://stephendanko.com/blog/2007/06/25/mysle-dlatego-bloge/

    Keep writing! I wish I had your skill at putting thoughts on paper so that those who come after me will know about their ancestors’ lives!


  13. Nita Says:

    I have been regularly reading your blog but I came to this page only once, in the beginning and there was nothing here then. I am glad to see that you have filled it up. Your reasons for writing the blog are very inspiring and totally unselfish. Those who know you in real life are very lucky indeed.

  14. lasmeninas Says:

    Your statment of intent is very interesting too.I’ve just read a beautiful post of yours about colour and painting . Inspiring.Thanks for your comment.I’ll pop in tomorrow 🙂

  15. pollocksthebollocks Says:

    Thanks for adding your title to the painting competition. I enjoyed reading your blog and I have added you to my blogroll hopefuly diverting more traffic to you so all can enjoy

  16. Glad Says:

    Having just discovered you here, my day is off to a very grand start!

  17. Vanni B Says:

    I am delighted to meet you. Your thoughts and the way you express yourself is lovely. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. It’s good to hear from BC.

  18. elizabeth Says:

    Really lovely, measured, unhurried and peaceful writing. I do aspire to all of that someday. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Brenda Says:

    I just found your blog and love your stories! Thanks for sharing them!

  20. Nita Says:

    G, I tagged you for a meme but the pingback didn’t appear here. Do it only if you want to!

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  22. guybrush57 Says:

    Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog (the ravens have left the tower) … I’ve bookmarked yours, and I’m really looking forward to settling down for a good old read as soon as I have a spare minute or two. You sound like a hoot! – Carrie

  23. Nita Says:

    I tagged you G, but the pingback didn’t arrive.

  24. Paul Says:

    Hi G! I feel it’s necessary to confess this morning that, despite your never having done me any wrong, I have nevertheless chosen to inflict on you the insufferable Sun Mountain Award for outstanding blogging. Details at my blog. I suppose this means I’ll be hearing from your lawyers.

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  26. canadada Says:

    … hey, where you been?

    It’s so nice to dip into your prose from time to time.
    Keep writing …

  27. swatch Says:

    this is delightful stuff – thanks for dropping by – S

  28. homemaderachel Says:

    Nice Blog! when the kids settle for the night I plan on checking more of it out.
    Thanks for the baking soda deodorant tip you left on my comments. I plan on trying it soon.


    Hope you don’t mind me plugging my blog here. When I’m done reading yours, I will link to some of your posts.

  29. Tariq Malik Says:

    Hi. A few years ago you were at one of my book readings and had posted the following in your blog:

    #40 (March 21) Yet another literary event – this time in Langley. Tariq Malik was reading from his collection of short stories, Rainsongs of Kotli He opened by explaining some of the history surrounding the partition of India and Pakistan, then offered some beautiful slides of photos he’d taken in Kotli, his home village. Tariq was generous with his time, answering questions and signing books.

    I’m interested to learn more about his next book, based on Vancouver in the years 1907-1914. He’s already done four years of research, so it sounds as though he has a lot of material. Some of the hints he dropped were plum-delicious. Did Vancouver really have a link to the stirrings that brought about partition?
    suburbanlife Says: April 15, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    Well, the new book is finally here. Given the aversion by most of our local publishers/agents, etc., to this controversial subject, it has taken me five long years to complete and publish.

    I have a book launch planned for Jan 16th at which Ujjal Dosanjh will also be speaking about the Komagata Maru debacle. I would love to see you there.

    Tariq Malik
    PS: I have enjoyed most of your posts at this site.

  30. Tariq Malik Says:

    You attended one of my book readings at Langley Public Library in 2007 and later wrote about my reading in your blog #40 (March 21). Well, the book you had expressed an interest in (‘I’m interested to learn more about his next book, based on Vancouver in the years 1907-1914. He’s already done four years of research, so it sounds as though he has a lot of material. Some of the hints he dropped were plum-delicious. Did Vancouver really have a link to the stirrings that brought about partition?’) is finally here.

    You have also written that ‘I’m not accustomed to Sunday afternoon readings’ yet I am hoping that I can entice you to make the effort to attend either of the following readings:

    16-Jan-2011, 2:30 – 4:30pm: Book launch with introduction by Mr. Ujjal Dosanjh Historical Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue,
    Vancouver, BC V6P 2N4, Phone 604-263-6586

    23-Jan-2011, 01:30 – 4:30pm: Book launch at Surrey Public Library
    Strawberry Hill Library, 7399 – 122nd Street, Surrey, BC.

    Feb-2011: Author book reading (see author website for details)
    North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver, BC.

    29-Mar-2011: Author book reading, Ehsaas Readers and Writers Festival (see UFV website for details), University of Fraser Valley, Abbottsford, BC.

    Please feel free to promote either of these events. Thanks.

    With best wishes,

    Tariq Malik (www.tariqmalik.net)

  31. B Says:

    I have just happened upon this blog and am enjoying reading the clear, beautifully written entries. Where is the blogger? Is she taking a break? I hope she will return to write more!

  32. bcropp Says:

    Thanks for checking out my blog. It’s fun to hear form Canada. I’ve got friends in Winnipeg, Calgary, and Grand Rapids. Beautiful places… but then I’m from the Plains.

  33. Midori Says:

    Shut up, just shut up. I really do love you though

  34. howard johnson Says:

    I—a sixty-something, suburbanite trying to make sense of it all, too—never though of my 200+ illustrated blog rants as something my grand kids (ages 2 and 6) would read … interesting, thanks.

  35. clinock Says:

    When she reaches the magical place and time your grand-daughter will adore what you have written and what you have still to write. It was wonderful to meet you at art rat cafe and more wonderful to drop over and explore your blog. I love your writing. You are thoughtful, witty, honest and hilarious and my belief is that you should share your creative self with us all more often 🙂

  36. Rashid Faridi Says:


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