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In memory of Futatsuyama

In memory of Futatsuyama

2 April 2019 – 8 Sep 2020 I am grieved to report that I found Futatsuyama on the side of the road this morning. He had been hit by a car and crossed the rainbow bridge without me knowing. We buried him next to Foreground Cat. I write this through tears....
Eye on Intruders

Eye on Intruders

[This was written during a workshop on Memory, Identity and Magical Realism run by my talented sister, Jenny Hill, at ActsofJennius.com. I highly recommend exploring the offerings there. In this assignment we altered a photograph that had a specific memory associated,...
In memory of Foreground Cat

In memory of Foreground Cat

Foreground Cat joined our household in January when he turned up here with his son, Gord. Despite his name, he was the least photogenic cat, often in the background and at first very skittish. After a while, we built up some trust and eventually he loved to be brushed...
Make Music Day 2020

Make Music Day 2020

Last year on the summer solstice, The Hill Sisters played some shows as part of Make Music Upper Perk. This year, we are separated by travel restrictions. But I decided I needed to perform anyway – the HILL SISTER Plays Alone – and set up a one woman show...

On shortages & what we need

While the medical world needs more personal protection equipment (PPE) like masks and gloves and surgical gowns to work safely treating the Covid-19 patients, the rest of us are seeing shortages, too. Panic buying wiped out all the toilet paper and disinfectant...
Getting a-feared

Getting a-feared

Up ’til now, the Covid-19 pandemic has stressed me out mostly with data and graphs (damned lies and statistics) that can’t possibly be true because of under-testing, under-reporting, and the chaos of collecting data in-the-moment. I’ve been...
Happy 1st birthday to the weather four-cats!

Happy 1st birthday to the weather four-cats!

One year ago today, Three birthed four tiny kittens. We had a birthday party for them and their friends, but they were so eager to get the food, they didn’t blow out the candles! Only one cat (Futatsuyama, of course) was slightly singed. Maura, firstborn. He has...