Tea Time

My DH and I have been making the web site for The Birth House all spiffy for February’s launch. One feature I’ve dreamed of having there is an interactive scrapbook where readers can click on an image and learn more about the inspiration behind the novel.Some things I’ve included already are: The Conception of the Novel, Midwifery in the 1900’s, The Occassional Knitters Society, The Halifax Explosion, A Brief History of the Vibrator, and a bit about Tea Leaf Reading. Wonderful beyond measure in his web-geekiness, DH finished the special Tea Leaf Reading feature tonight. I thought I’d give you

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Make Our Garden Grow

I don’t often review books at Incidental Pieces or even make mention of the books I’ve been reading. (Probably because I spend much of my time with my nose stuck in odd, out-of-print books from the 19th century.)But with the onset of the holiday season, I thought I’d spread some good cheer and tell you about two books that have come my way in the past few weeks. Different in many ways, they both have me embracing the land around me, praising the earth, the tide, the sun and the moon…for changes in the season…and of the heart. Edge Seasons

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Kick at the Darkness…

There’s a brilliant line in Bruce Cockburn’s song “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” that goes: Got to kick at the darkness ’til it bleeds daylight… Sometimes that’s exactly what it takes to bring about change, especially for the things that are the most important in our lives. I spent last Thursday pacing back and forth at the Newark International Airport, cursing the weather delays and hoping to catch a standby flight so I could get back home to my family and so I could spend Friday afternoon at the Canadian Association of Midwives national conference in Halifax. I’m happy to

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