Blondi Blathers is a character in a fictional blog from an imaginary cafe. It was also my Twitter handle back in the day.


I set forth a humble and inglorious life; that does not matter. You can tie up all moral philosophy with a common and private life just as well as with a life of richer stuff. – Michel de Montaigne

Indeed, that is just what a common and private life is: a life of the richest stuff imaginable. ~ Montaigne biographer Sarah Bakewell 


Yep. That's what I'm doing: setting forth a humble and inglorious life.
A letter to you, and maybe to myself, from where I'm at.
When I wanted to have a webpage and asked myself what to use for content, it seemed obvious I might as well use what I already was doing: corresponding with friends and keeping journals and notebooks. 

I live near Wadena, Saskatchewan, Canada. The property was named by children's author Thornton W Burgess (1874–1965). Apparently there once was a big three-storey farmhouse (long gone) with wraparound verandas that was his summer retreat back in the day. Now we (Farmbeau and I) live in a small 1970s bungalow. The sign above hung at the end of the driveway when we bought the place and it's still there, along with this old eyesore hunk of junk (just kidding) farm implement.

More info about Thornton Burgess: click here.

  More about me?
• born in 1959.
• live about six miles from TOWN.

• If I could do exactly what I wanted to do every day, I'd be reading, writing, listening to music, playing music, singing (not in public), listening to my favourite podcasts and radio programs, communing with flowers and birds and fairies, walking under the big sky, and sitting on the back step with a glass of wine on a summer evening.

• What I actually do is try to keep on top of the dishes, read everything in sight and write at every opportunity, forget to play my piano and guitar most of the time, watch the boob-tube in the living room with Farmbeau most evenings, spend as much time outside as possible when the weather's fair, and sit on the back step with a glass of wine on summer evenings, listening to the birds, admiring the flowers, and hoping fairies really do exist. 

I work one day a week in the village office in my home town, and a day or two in the rural municipality office, as needed. With more than 20 years of experience in newspaper and magazine publishing, I now freelance as a copyeditor, writer, and proofreader, and am building my skills as a website designer.    

• It's possible that you have landed on this page without knowing that Saskatchewan is in Canada, so here you go: Canada.
• My home town is Margo; it's just down the highway.
 The link will take you to three women singing a Christmas carol at the village hall.
My sister Karen is in the centre.
Or here: take a little tour of Margo.
• Some of the family: click here.

And that's all she wrote.

X's and O's, etc.,

STUBBLEJUMPERS CAFÉ is my current blog.

STUBBLEJUMPERS CAFÉ RECIPE COLLECTION is where I share my tried 'n' trues.

— Blog 2002-2008

— At The Canadian Encyclopedia, where for 11 years I was subject editor for the architecture, dance, film and theatre sections, I wrote a few profiles. Those and some other stuff can be read, if you're interested, by clicking on some of the Blondi images at my current blog, Stubblejumpers Cafe.