Book 1

Nicky's Words

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A Year Out of This World

There are many voyages in life, until the final destination. Most people will not know the manner or time of their death. Welcomed, a life-threatening disease can become a powerful teacher.   Nicky is a writer of fiction. At work on her novel “WRATH,” she is stricken suddenly with a rare, aggressive, autoimmune disease.  This book chronicles how she comes to embrace illness as a teacher of life.

Nicky’s TOE   (Nicky’s Theory Of Everything)

On the meaning of life and stories we tell each other on the way.

Musings and Errand Thoughts

Thinking in progress

Nicky's Recipe for Shortbread 2023


Living Wisdom: Evolving Principles To Live By

How do we face the day? Each of us finds answers to colour life with. Reader, share my quest.

Nicky's Good Society

Foundational Social Tenets and Evolving Thoughts

Continuity: a Special Love Story

Family secrets in changing times.

Cozy on the Razor's Edge

Will our past lead our future, or will we invent our own?

Other Works:

“Gone West,” A chronicle of Nicky’s first year in British Columbia, revealing a spectrum of fascinating people, customs, mindsets and opinions, arrayed against a backdrop of spectacular natural beauty. Unfortunately, the book is now out-of-print. Please contact the National Library of Canada.

Nicky is hard at work on living well.
contact Nicky at:


Jack Basuk
Vasculitis Foundation
National Library of Canada