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Daughter of Family G

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The year is 1895 and Pauline Gross, a young seamstress, is scared. Gross knows nothing about the double helix or the human-genome project—such medical triumphs are far in the future. But she does know about a nasty disease called cancer, and it’s running through her family. “I’m healthy now,” she reportedly confides to Dr. Aldred Warthin, a pathologist at the …

Iron Jawed Angels

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Iron Jawed Angels is one of my all-time favourite films. It’s a beautiful movie – a wonderful tribute to the suffragist movement in the US and to the power humans have to create change. I found myself thinking about those mighty suffragists quite a bit this past week when I went to Halifax to stand in support of the new …

NaNoWriMo-Mamma

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As many of you know, November is National Novel Writing Month. My dear friend, M. has participated in NaNoWriMo madness for the last few years and she’s had nothing but great things to say about it. Personally, I find the space of a month much less daunting than that 3-day bloodfest of a novel writing challenge I mentioned earlier this …