Category Archives: Life

Marmalade Oatmeal Layer Cake

Low (lower than many, anyway!) in saturated fats, lactose-free Flax seed egg substitute: First, make egg substitute. This recipe needs three eggs. You can substitute as many as you like, depending on your needs. I usually use one egg and … Continue reading

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A lower-than-most-in-saturated-fats, allegedly-Irish Fruitcake

This has nothing to do with writing, nor with the books in the Blackdog world. If you’ve come across it while looking for slightly-healthier cake recipes, I hope you enjoy it. If you’re also a reader of fantasy, you might … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Desk: Books for the Bad Times

A conversation on Ellen Kushner’s Twitter a while ago, to which I had added that one of the reasons for writing was “To do for someone else what someone once did for you in a bad time,” got me thinking … Continue reading

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Max Ferguson

I was saddened to learn of the death yesterday of Max Ferguson, one of the great CBC personalities. Although I never met him face to face, we had corresponded a little when I compiled the appendix to a new edition … Continue reading

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Ereaders, hah. Sorting them out, who has time to read?

I suppose I should say, “Ereaders disguised as tablet computers, hah …” because what I actually have is a cast-off Kobo Vox. (You know how when young, you’re always dressed in older siblings’/counsins’/neighbours’ outgrown clothes … well, being on the … Continue reading

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