The Red Jacket Diaries blog

Sue Horner is a freelance writer in Oakville, Ontario, who blogs about writing, newsletters, communications and running an independent business in The Red Jacket Diaries blog.
Life is fragile, so don’t waste it

Life is fragile, so don’t waste it

“Life is really, really, ridiculously, annoyingly, infuriatingly, terrifyingly fragile.” So says Katie Hawkins-Gaar, a writer and journalism consultant…and young widow. Her husband Jamie died in 2017, collapsing less than a mile from the finish line of a half marathon...
Top 10 on the blog in 2019

Top 10 on the blog in 2019

The flurry of end-of-year lists is well underway, and I’m jumping in. As 2019 winds down, here’s my last post this year: The top 10 most-viewed posts on the blog. 1. The post that got the most traffic this year by far was on a topic I periodically revisit: Is blogging...
Life is short; eat the shortbread

Life is short; eat the shortbread

In my house, Christmas isn’t Christmas without shortbread cookies, made with my mother’s recipe. Almost all of us have food traditions for family gatherings, especially during the holidays. Some of the food is expected, even demanded. Not all of the dishes are...