The way summer lingers—my father’s memories of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

August 24 | 2020

As we near the end of August, some of us may be recalling our childhood summers spent at camp…  more ›

A common thread—my grandmother’s sewing box

August 17 | 2020

Like my new memoir, The Smallest Objective, my grandmother’s sewing box harbours many secrets. At first glance, the box and its…  more ›

Farewell to Vilkomir—the immigrant journey of Simon Kirsch

August 11 | 2020

My paternal grandfather, Dr. Simon Kirsch, was born in Vilkomir (now Ukmerge), Lithuania, in 1884 and immigrated to Canada…  more ›

Black walnut ink—the writer’s medium

August 4 | 2020

Since the pandemic has effectively nixed opportunities for a single indoor book launch in Toronto, I’m hosting instead a…  more ›