My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

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loving Leonard

Here is my image for the new year, the ivy on the south wall of the garden: the intricate beauty of something that might or might not be dead, and there, clinging to the old and bursting into the sun, new growth. If that’s not a metaphor for a new year, I don’t know what is.

And for all hopeful writers – comme moi, right now, waiting to hear from a publisher about my ms. – here’s a lovely sight: J.K. Rowling’s synopsis of her manuscript about a boy called Harry Potter, sent to and turned down by many publishers. All we hopefuls can say is: LOL.

Last night’s treat – the musical tribute to Leonard Cohen. Halfway through, I posted this on FB:

Sitting in front of the TV, sobbing, watching “The Tower of Song,” the tribute concert to Leonard Cohen on CBC. Hearing his son Adam who sounds so like him, k.d lang tearing the roof off with “Hallelujah” – and the man himself with his dignity, his gravitas and sweetness and lust for life – what a mensch. Oh he is missed.
Oh the glory of those songs! Yes you who must leave everything that you cannot control. It begins with your family, but soon it comes around to your soul.Well I’ve been where you’re hanging, I think I can see how you’re pinned: When you’re not feeling holy, your loneliness says that you’ve sinned.


Thank you, Leonard.

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