Brain-dead cell phone users invading silent monastery

From the Belfry | October 9th, 2015 | Leave a comment

by Janet Gilmore Sometimes you get to visit a place that doesn’t actually exist. The wonderful, beloved Canadian author Louise Penny set her eighth Inspector Gamache book, “The Beautiful [murder] Mystery” in the imaginary monastery of St. Gilbert des Loups in Quebec Province. The setting sounded spectacular. I discovered, however, that St. Gilbert des Loups […]

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Peep-ing into the stressed out life of a Hill costumer

From the Belfry | April 2nd, 2015 | Leave a comment

by Janet Gilmore “Twenty-five !#$^% buttonholes!” said Coco, my co-costumer at Stagecrafters Theater, holding up a long Monseigneur’s robe she had made. “Twenty-five!” Coco is a very refined woman, as all of we costumers are. Very very refined. And of delicate sensibilities. The show we were working on, however, could test the patience of a […]

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