Diary With Orange Peel – 1

Diary With Orange Peel – 1

The week before my husband and I left on our ‘last chance’ getaway, I’d stumbled across our wedding album, tucked in a buffet drawer behind a box of tarnished fish forks. Unlike our relationship, the thick, brocaded covers were still pristine. I propped the book on...
The Covenant – Part I

The Covenant – Part I

The three posts that follow are taken from my entry in the One Book: One Aurora writing contest (2018) sponsored by the Aurora Public Library. My short story, part of a literary memoir, was awarded 2nd place. I owe many thanks to Reccia Mandelcorn, Manager, Community...
Finding Your Authentic Voice

Finding Your Authentic Voice

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical...
The Labyrinth at Knox

The Labyrinth at Knox

Labyrinth Prayer: based on Ecclesiastes 3. My Calgary writer-friend Diana and I meet every year when I travel west to celebrate my Aunty’s birthday. In 2018, Aunt Germaine turned 90, which is an amazing milestone. Diana and I took some time on a glorious sunny...