March 20, 2018

David Lebovitz's L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home follows San Francisco chef Lebovitz as he purchases a home in Paris after renting there for several years. Part cookbook, part autobiography, it is aptly named for how quickly his apartment d...

December 1, 2017

It's been too long since I've been able to dedicate my time and my brain to a book-length work, but I haven't let that stop me from devouring bite-sized bits of prose. Lately, I've been obsessed with the personal essay--it's a form I think I've always loved, but am jus...

July 7, 2017

Grandpa Sid and Uncle Lyle had always been good friends, even though they are related by marriage and not blood. They are strong men, salt-of-the-earth men, built-their-business-from-the-ground-up men. Both lived and worked the stubbled plains of Southern Alberta, a pl...

April 7, 2017

I told Lyle before he’d even bought the house, “They’re going to widen this road.” And that it would end up as a busy street, “Probably a bus route.” And that the traffic would be loud, “It’s going to make it hard to sleep.”

I predicted all that before he even bought th...

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