Tara Nanayakkara

Farewell Canada AM

A beloved Canadian institution has suddenly slipped into broadcast history. Canada AM is no more. This televised breakfast news magazine interspersed with lifestyle pieces and human interest stories was as relevant and hip in 2016 as it was the day…

The Video That Did It

It was the video that did it! Plunged my heart into deep sadness.  With mounting shock and dread I watched the streamed footage of someone’s home become shrouded in smoke. First the flames, a terrifying white hot monster gouging out…

Weather or Not

I love living in a country with four specific seasons.  Having said that, I don’t think we here in Newfoundland actually subscribe to winter, spring, summer, fall in any particular order, if at all.  It seems we have more winter…

We All Have Something

I write fiction but my personal tastes as a reader run to human interest stories. I love reading memoirs about personal struggle involving people overcoming physical and mental challenges.  If there is an account of someone battling an illness or…

Knowing the Write People

The hardest aspect of starting page one of a new novel is getting to know a whole new set of characters. I sit at my computer monitor, staring at the screen hoping the words will write themselves. Now the problem…