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Rukhsana’s thoughts on her journey of life, writing and sometimes—when she dares—a bit of politics.
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Where your work ends up…

It’s been really amazing to me how people across the world have come to know about my work. I once was interviewed by a lovely Italian lady  named Monica who was kind enough to even send me a postcard of the place where she lives in Portofino in Ligutia. She said how she wanted to […]

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A relaxing weekend with zombies…

For the first time in about 22 years, hubby and I went away alone for the weekend! The girls of course are married and gone, but my seventeen year old son’s always been around till this weekend, but he was away, camping, so hubby and I packed up our stuff and headed east towards the […]

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Back…

And my brain feels like mush. Omigosh have I ever matured in the way I deal with people. A while ago, a contentious issue arose during some discussions I was having with some people where it was myself against everyone else in the room. It’s been a long time since I’ve had to defend my perspective like […]

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Emerging Bleary-eyed and

discombobulated from the murky depths of adult literature! One question. How does anyone read that stuff? Especially the LITERATURE! 90% of the stuff I read was purple prose. Writers trying to be fancy. Yuk! And I read an essay by a poet who actually said that one of the things a poet does is flirt […]

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Popularity vs Intellect…

I’ve been reading a lot of adult writing lately. I don’t mean ‘adult’ in terms of risque, but rather adult in terms of that which is written for adults as opposed to children. Honestly the line is getting blurrier and blurrier between the two. There are certainly advantages to adult writing and I’m wondering at […]

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Full moons…

I had to do two presentations at some libraries in Kitchener on Friday and it was one of those situations where you get really treated well–taken out to lunch, the whole works! After the gruelling week I had, I was looking forward to it. Eager beaver that I am, I got to the venue an […]

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Saying No and other things…

It’s that time of the year when my schedule tends to run away from me. Within the next six weeks I have a five day road trip/tour of Espanola and Manitoulin island skills, I have a full week’s presentations when I get back, I have a trip to Orlando Florida for the International Reading Association […]

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Chameleons…

I was flipping channels this afternoon and came across a show about the top ten Chameleons in acting. It was on biography channel. At first I was barely watching, but as I got into the show it was mentioning different actors who’ve done very diverse roles quite convincingly. Kate Blanchett, Mery Streep and Heather Ledger […]

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Feeling really tired…

and I’m not sure why. Today was a light day! One presentation in a library only half an hour’s drive from home. And yet I feel completely exhausted. I stopped by the gym on the way home thinking that would pep me up. Nope. Made supper, ate supper and went on the treadmill. Didn’t even […]

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Yup. Rejected…

They didn’t get what I was trying to do, or maybe they did and they just didn’t want it. I read the email at the end of a gruelling day! I’d had two presentations in the morning. One a set of kindergarteners! I always find them the most exhausting group to present to! And then […]

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