(at)eleven with karen shenfeld — my father’s hands spoke in yiddish

  “Eating is our earliest metaphor, preceding our conciousness of gender difference, race, nationality, and language. We eat before we talk.” ~Margaret Atwood from The Can Lit Food Book I met Karen Shenfeld a couple of years ago through a series of events set in motion by a short post on Matilda about her lovely 2007 film— Il … Continue reading (at)eleven with karen shenfeld — my father’s hands spoke in yiddish

this is not a review

I don’t review books. I read them and sometimes I write what I think about the book or what the book makes me think. I write pretty much what I might answer if you were to call me and say: so how’d you like that book? But I rarely answer the phone, so please don’t call… … Continue reading this is not a review

unchaining myself from the desk (aka: it’s planting season)

Am taking some time off, and off-line. A few weeks. Not that I won’t be writing or [eventually] sharing… just want to be loose for a while. Also lots to be done in the garden. Those cucumber seeds won’t plant themselves. So I’ve lined up a few re-runs— —Some favourite book posts, and the At Eleven … Continue reading unchaining myself from the desk (aka: it’s planting season)

(at) eleven: chatting with writers

  A casual Q&A about writing and reading and, often, food —and one delicious book. (At the end of which the book gets paired with the meal it most inspires.) ~ “Eating is our earliest metaphor, preceding our conciousness of gender difference, race, nationality, and language. We eat before we talk.” ~Margaret Atwood from The Can Lit Food … Continue reading (at) eleven: chatting with writers