ABOUT ME / FAQs
- December 16, 2012: I added the children's novel The Gargoyle at the Gates (2012) by Philippa Dowding, third and last in her Lost Gargoyle series, and some Toronto photos in appropriate places in the Thematic Index. And, as trees play such an important part in the last Gargoyle book, here's a photo of some. It was taken by a friend of mine in a Don Valley ravine in the summer of 2012.
- October 5: I augmented the entry for Kelley Armstrong to add the final book in her Women of the Underworld fantasy series, 13; added Derwin Mak's SF story "The Faun and the Sylphide"; created an entry for Randy MacCharles for "The Day the Music Died"; added Violette Malan's Shadowlands to her entry, plus "And Not a Drop to Drink" to Stephanie Bedwell-Grime's work; and created an entry for Ryan Oakley for Technicolor Ultra Mall.
All of the above work, except for Ryan Oakley's (which came out in 2011), was published in 2012.
A south-facing window at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, photographed 4 July 2009.
I live opposite the Gardens. Although a brick wall wouldn't be my choice of optimal view (trees and genuine gardens are what I prefer), I'm partial to the Art Deco details of the façade. The Gardens were built in 1931.
Here's the same window, photographed on 10 July 2011, after the glass had been replaced and the stone cleaned during the renovation of the Gardens into a multi-use facility, including classrooms for Ryerson University and a Loblaws grocery store.