Monthly Archives: July 2011

Rhiannon Chronicles 2011 [Summer] Part IV


22 July 2011 – 4:35 PM – Rhiannon having her portrait drawn by Eugène Abrams in Place Jacques-Cartier Me: Can we get one, please? My daughter wants to give her mother a gift. Eugène Abrams [gesturing at the model’s chair]: … Continue reading

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Rhiannon Chronicles 2011 [Summer] Part III


18 July 2011 – 6:20 PM – After watching Zookeeper Rhiannon: I liked that movie. What did you think Daddy? Me: It was okay, I guess. Rhiannon: Why only okay? Me: It just seemed the message of the movie was: … Continue reading

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Rhiannon Chronicles 2011 [Summer] Part II


15 July 2011 – 1:45 PM – Dim Sum at La Maison Kam Fung  Rhiannon: Why don’t you just use a knife and fork? Me: Um – because you’re supposed to eat Chinese food with chopsticks. You cretin. Rhiannon: Oh … Continue reading

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Rhiannon Chronicles 2011 [Summer] Part I


My blog for the next 3 weeks will be snippets of dialogue between me and my 10-year-old daughter, Rhiannon, who is staying with me in Montreal. 12 July 2011 – 2:30 PM: Montreal Central Station Me: Hi honey!!! Rhiannon [standing … Continue reading

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Just Before the Rain


He looked skyward ruefully. The clouds were so swollen with rain, from one horizon to the other, that it was almost as dark as night. A single lantern swung in the entrance of the massive Ark where a harried Noah … Continue reading

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Not Wanted


Beach ball gliding on the surface of an empty pool Crumbling sand castle on the beach at night Empty bottle at the side of unused train tracks Tattered concert ticket in discarded clothes Crushed paper cup in a deserted conference room … Continue reading

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