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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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Archive for May, 2011

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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After Every Hardship…

there is ease. I keep telling myself, but I’m not quite believing it right now. I know it intrinsically, but I’m not *feeling* it if you know what I mean. We got the kitchen in on Monday. Beautiful granite counters, cabinets with that special type of closure where it doesn’t slam, I believe the colour […]

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Waxing Philosophical in the midst of mayhem…

Okay, tiling’s done, but the house is still upside down and I was starting to ask myself, “What the heck’s so wrong with a shabby kitchen anyway???” There’s something kind of tempting to living beneath your means. On the one hand you could try to convince yourself that you’re above all that superficial nonsense and […]

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The Colour of Tiles and False Modesty…

I think it was about eight or nine years ago that we first got our brown tweed sofa and loveseat from some big box store or another. We preferred the fabric to leather that was highly fashionable at the time because it was *warmer*. Leather feels so cold to the touch. We used those sofas well […]

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Lost to a cat named Binky!

LOL. Knew I wouldn’t win the Hackmatack! But really! Losing to a cat named Binky! It was a little graphic novella, all of sixty odd pages, about a cat that wants to go into outer space. Now this award is chosen by grades 4 and 5 I think. They don’t have a young adult category, that’s […]

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On the eve of the Hackmatack Award…

What a day it’s been! Started this morning with a presentation in west Saint John, New Brunswick. About seventy eager children arrived, many of whom had read WANTING MOR. I had to present in the main room of the library with women and babies weaving through the grade four and five kids sitting on the floor, […]

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On the Road again…

I’m writing this from my hotel room in Saint John New Brunswick, on tour with the Hackmatack award. The ceremony is on Friday the 13th (in three days or two–too tired to count) and WANTING MOR is up for the award but I doubt it will win. The old adage of it’s an honour to […]

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Ups and Downs…

But mostly downs. This week has been tough! Every morning I’ve been getting up early to go to a different school, and every night I haven’t been getting to bed in time. It’s definitely taking its toll on me. Of course there was the news on Sunday night that Osama was dead. Such a relief […]

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