Christmas Ghosts

This year I finally took on the task of modifying the family recipe for Lebkuchen. The original recipe had been handed down from my great grandmother Tilly, to my Auntie Do, to my mother and then to me. The handwritten instructions called for ELEVEN cups of flour and nearly a pound of lard (or butter) and made enough cookies to feed Gram Tilly’s brood (and I suspect half the town of Saline, Michigan as well.) I began by cutting the recipe in half, and then substituted ingredients here and there for health and personal preferences. I think the reboot turned

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Mutant Me

2013 is almost done, and though I’m not one to wish away time, I’m getting anxious to greet the new year. A solid draft of novel number three, The Witches of New York is well in hand, and I’ve also started scribbling notes on a few new book shaped ideas as well as setting up a blog called Mutant Me. The latter is a project that’s grown from a CBC radio documentary I wrote and co-produced a few years ago called “Daughter of Family G.” While the documentary recorded my initial steps towards undergoing genetic testing for Lynch Syndrome (a

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