Northern journey, leg 4: Charlottetown

I’ve noted previously in this series of posts how I’d longed to see the Maritimes and, especially, Prince Edward Island. I’m still not sure why—perhaps it’s the romantic name—but PEI has always called to me, even though I hadn’t read the Anne of Green Gables books. About a dozen years ago, we met a charming […]

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The birthday brunch

It isn’t easy to be a Christmas baby. It’s a lifetime of competition with much of the world’s very favorite holiday when your birthday falls on December 23 or thereabouts. When my daughter was tiny, we had half-birthday parties for her in June, after school was out. In adulthood, she’s mostly enjoyed her own celebrations […]

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