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Let’s talk. And as the walrus says, about everything and anything as our fancy takes us—style for every day, the art and satisfaction of running a comfortable and welcoming home, the joy and work of entertaining at home, politics from a centre-right perspective…

…and even about what I do for a living: writing & rewriting, editing & proofreading technical documents, website text, promotional materials, novels and memoirs. In short, when getting the words right matters, Editor’s Ink is there to help.

“ ‘The time has come,’ the Walrus said,
To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing wax―
Of cabbages—and kings―
And why the sea is boiling hot―
And whether pigs have wings.’ ”
The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll

A family fashion affair

The dream I had dreamed of a family fashion affair for the ages—featuring my style for the senior set, my daughter-in-law’s for the woman-in-her-prime set, and my granddaughter’s for the teenage set—ever since 4-year-old Béatrice had donned a tutu & rubber boots...

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A light went out in the conservative firmament

On January 12th, Roger Scruton died and a light went out in the conservative firmament—a light sorely needed in this era of oikophobia in the West. The enemy – the oikophobicks Scruton identified the enemy, the privileged peoples led by academia, and gave a name to...

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A month in Collingwood

The act We talked about it. We thought about it. And then we did it. We spent a month in Collingwood to experience living close to a child and grandchildren, something we had not enjoyed since the boys left home for university, many long years ago. One went to Texas...

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What I love about Calgary*

“The world is too much with us; late and soon Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers—” Ah, yes, William Wordsworth captures our immersion in daily trials & tribulations, to exclude the wonder of the world around us. Thanksgiving, then, seems the perfect time to...

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