arewordinglife-sherylgordon-helenbattersbySheryl Gordon has a word or two for us. In fact, she has about a thousand. Her anthology A Rewording Life brings together over 350 pages of underused and unusual words, with sentences (and sometimes more) defining them in creative ways by what Gordon describes as “over 1000 cool Canadian contributors.”

I volunteered to be one of them. (more…)

At age 28, I came down with an illness that took months to diagnose. To distract myself from the scary possibilities I immersed myself in a book, Gödel, Escher and Bach by Douglas Hofstadter. Brilliant and challenging, it kept my conscious mind occupied through the whole, frightening episode. (more…)