Maggie Wilson Author

Historical Non-Fiction in Northern Ontario

Archive for October 2014

Maggie’s 500th Blog Follower

Did this brighten my day or what!? 😀 Drop on over to meet Christine Elizabeth Robinson, C.E. for short and for longer (500 words longer to be precise), my 500th follower!

Before Sundown

I’m meeting a lot of great writers and experienced blogger by participating in the WordPress Blogging 201 course. When Ellen Hawley’s site catches my eye, “Notes from the UK,” I head over to read some of her posts. She writes books, and I read more. I love her humorous writing. It sparks me to add humor to my blog posts and books. I find a review by Maggie Wilson on Ellen’s latest book, The Divorce Diet.  So, I head over to Maggie’s site and right at the start I laugh at the title, “The Zombies Ate My Brains.” Now, I’m following Maggie’s blog post for almost the same reason as Ellen’s, but with an added,


I love Zombies too.

I write a comment to Maggie on her book review and get a response, “Well, hello and thank you kindly for stopping by. OK, stand back folks! Let the marching…

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The Divorce Diet: Book Review

I’ve been divorced. Once or twice. OK, twice. Point being, I know a thing or two about the emotional hit you take when the other says, “It’s not you, it’s me.” I’ve also been on a diet. Once or twice, I’ve needed to shed a couple of pounds. OK, several dozen pounds. Point being, I am familiar with the self-talk one engages in. You know the kind of inner dialogue. […]

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I’m out of the Loop

As you may (or may not) know, I volunteer with the Federation of Women’s Institutes of Canada as their social media coordinator. That’s been fun and very satisfying work. Next June, the organization is holding its 20th Triennial Convention in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The organizing committee invites delegates, speakers, performers, and the like to attend the event. Alternately, they invite them to send greetings. So far the list includes the usual suspects: the […]

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Daily Ritual

I may not be the tidiest housekeeper. Don’t look now, but there are cobwebs in the corners. (Agh! I asked you not to look!) So I am at a loss as how to explain my devotion to a clean computer desktop. Every morning before I settle down to work, I scan the monitor for unnecessary icons and move them to the recycle bin. Here is today’s contribution: So, that illustrates my […]

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One Word Photo Challenge: Mint

Look! Out in the yard! It’s a bird! It’s a blob! It’s… it’s… what the heck is it? It’s a 20.5 x 13 x 13 cm plasticine-like mass of annabergite – the weathering product of nickeline and rammelsbergite found at the Bellellen Mine, Cobalt-Gowganda region,Ontario, Canada. The mine stopped production in 1917. This hunk was found buried in the dumps October 2010. *** Me: Honey? Remember that great honkin’ mass […]

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