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From Scotland to Canada
October 14, 2009 – 7:20 am | Comments Off on From Scotland to Canada
From Scotland to Canada

It took me a while to feel Canadian,” writes Gael Melville in a recent Globe & Mail essay, describ­ing her expe­ri­ence as an expat who relo­cated to Toronto from her native Scotland.

She …

Speaking Canadian: Tips from Canada’s adventure couple
July 3, 2009 – 8:23 am | One Comment
Speaking Canadian: Tips from Canada’s adventure couple

Avid trav­el­ers Dave Bouskill and Debra Corbeil bill them­selves as Canada’s adven­ture cou­ple. They recently took time out from their adven­tures to blog about unique Canadian words and phrases.

Have you heard of the Double

On Canada, toques, and the perfect Canadian mystery novel
June 8, 2009 – 12:15 pm | Comments Off on On Canada, toques, and the perfect Canadian mystery novel
On Canada, toques, and the perfect Canadian mystery novel

Check out this inter­view with me over at Jungle Red Writers.

Fellow writer and good friend Hallie Ephron recently talked with me about liv­ing in Canada, travel writ­ing, and where I’d set the

Speaking Canadian: Aegrotat standing
June 3, 2009 – 8:20 am | Comments Off on Speaking Canadian: Aegrotat standing
Speaking Canadian: Aegrotat standing

Just in time for final exam sea­son, here’s a use­ful Canadian expres­sion. Our British and Australian read­ers may be famil­iar with this phrase, but it was one I never heard in the U.S.

If …

Speaking Canadian: A toque-​​wearing Canuck…
April 15, 2009 – 8:47 am | Comments Off on Speaking Canadian: A toque-​​wearing Canuck…
Speaking Canadian: A toque-​​wearing Canuck…

From the Toronto Star:

A toque-​​wearing Canuck eat­ing pou­tine is as iconic as a Parisian in a beret nib­bling a croissant.

Need a translation?…