Adventurer and journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane (born May 5, 1864, and better known by her pen name Nellie Bly), even faked craziness in the late 1800s to get herself admitted to an insane asylum to research a story on mental institutions.
She broke all kinds of journalistic barriers back then, just by being a woman. Unbelievably, women journalists still face gender-related obstacles more than a hundred years later. But this post isn’t about that. Continue reading →
If April showers bring May flowers, what do April snow flurries do?
That’s the question I ask myself as I sit here in my home “office,” which is actually a solarium I’ve converted into my do-all-the-stuff-I-do space. It has windows on three sides. I look out on an small field, and the mixed forest beyond.
It’s April 5, 2013, and it’s snowing. April is too late for snow, even in Canada, but there’s nothing one can do about the weather, or about most things if the truth be known. Best just to accept and enjoy.