Category family

Cycling in the Rain

So I was thinking about how cycling in the rain could be a metaphor for life….my life in particular. Most of my friends and colleagues drive to work especially in the winter rains. (Yes, Victoria British Columbia really is in Canada even…

Banished to the Man Cave

Whenever I head off to sea, I think about coming home. Homecomings, even after a short trip, can be challenging. My beloved wife has been running things her way and the kids are all in the “No Dad Around” routine.…

Missed a Beat

Ok. I missed a beat yesterday. I didn’t write or blog. Instead I played a game that I don’t even like that much. Path of Exile is actually a pretty fun game but only if you play with a group…

Home From the Hill

Every time I come home, I’m reminded of the Robert Louis Stevenson poem Requiem. Here’s the excerpt I remember, the verse to be carved on a headstone. Here he lies where he long’d to be;Home is the sailor, home from…

Writing Routine

I haven’t dropped back into my writing routine since I returned from World Fantasy. I’ve gotten some writing done but it hasn’t taken pride of place in the quiet time after work and family are looked after.  I should be…

A Quick Update

Hi all, It’s Monday now and I still haven’t written a word about Saturday or Sunday. My plan is to spread out all that information over the next few days. I’ve got a few stories and many mentions of the…

The day before Halloween

I had a great family day with half of it being spent on pumpkin carving. I’m leaving tomorrow for the Convention so today was dedicated to Kirsten and the kids. She got time to herself and some sleep. The kids…