Not just soldiers – Remembrance Day

In Memoir by Lea

Wednesday is Remembrance Day (yesterday was National Aboriginal Veterans Day). It’s when we honour members of our armed forces who have died in the line of duty as well as …

This is a ghost story

In Memoir by Lea

I wrote a piece about a Mount Allison University ghost that connects in a way I never imagined to my memoir writing business. The story was published in the Globe …

Not a ghost Storry

In Memoir by Lea

Seeking my family’s stories When I walked into the hotel/gas station/bar/restaurant/liquor store in Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan, I was not expecting to hear that my great-grandfather was haunting it. I had …

The Ones that Got Away

In Memoir by Lea

I have a thrift store problem. I love hunting for treasures at the Goodwill. However, there are some things that have gotten away.

Weather or not – here comes vacation

In Memoir by Lea

Covid-19 hasn’t done many people any favours. It’s hurt families, cut us off from each other and cancelled plans. This weekend, I’m supposed to be hopping on an airplane and …

Pie over the Airwaves

In Memoir by Lea

Tune into The Road Home on CKUA Radio for a treat this weekend. Host Bob Chelmick is featuring spoken word readings from the anthology Life of Pie. He’ll be reading …

Compassion, forgiveness and hope in a memoir

In Memoir by Lea

Memoirs are written for many, many reasons. One of them is to find understanding and figure out how to forgive. I’m reading Through the Glass by Shannon Moroney and she’s …