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From Calgary, Alberta Canada
Age 42
Joined Thursday, July 04, 2002
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I'm a pretty indiscriminate reader, because I often surprise myself by liking a book more than I expected to. So, I'll start reading almost anything- but I'll also give up on it pretty quickly if it turns out to be disappointing. Life's too short to read bad books!
My preferred genre is short stories, but of course, I also love nonfiction and novels.

My favourite writers include Alice Munro, Wallace Stegner, John Irving, Timothy Caulfield, Dave Barry, Lisa Bloom, James Herriott, Katherine Heiny, Nora Ephron, Lionel Shriver, Thomas Hardy, Mavis Gallant, Douglas Adams, Stuart McLean, Ring Lardner, Jane Smiley, Jean-Henri Fabre, Atul Gawande, Richard Yates, Henry David Thoreau, Jerome K. Jerome, Dorothy Parker, Tobias Wolff, Mark Twain, Bill Bryson, Lewis Thomas, Stephen Leacock, Eudora Welty, Oscar Wilde, Rebecca Solnit, Richard Selzer, Ann Patchett, Anne Lamott, Annie Dillard, Anne Tyler, and Annie Proulx. (Why are there so many great contemporary writers named Ann, Anne, or Annie?)

I'm a family doctor with special interests in maternity care and end-of-life care. When I'm not working or reading, I love to take long walks with my dogs (that's Herbie the Border Terrier in the photo with me- Charlotte the Boston Terrier was probably somewhere under a warm blanket that day), make homemade soup, bike, hike, sleep late, paddle kayaks and other little boats, eat, travel (especially by train), bake tasty treats, snowshoe, and play board games.

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