Through the Glass

Through the Glass

The old man thrills to unearth dirty bits where they’re most unexpected. Book shop displays, pale pages splayed wanton behind glass for all to see those slight sweet smuts of words that sound like what they mean – the awe of throb; the thrust of pearly breast,...
Thoughts about writing

Thoughts about writing

Since I’m not being creatively productive, I thought I provide some humour while I sit staring at the field of snow that is our backyard and contemplate which of my many writing projects I’ll work on...
The Divine Diana G Shows Us How

The Divine Diana G Shows Us How

…she finds inspiration and composes a sentence in 90 seconds. She makes it look easy, but we all know it isn’t usually! At the 2015 When Words Collide event in Calgary, I got to meet her and for the first time, I was all fan-girl tongue-tied and in awe...
No Resolutions Here

No Resolutions Here

This is the only place you’ll hear me saying that word, and the only time. David Farland said in a recent blog post, “I hate the word “resolution.” Whenever I think of it, I think of soldiers circa 1800, marching resolutely into battle, knowing that...
The Weight of Words

The Weight of Words

The recent controversy over ‘taking a knee’ reminded me of something that bothers me from time to time. Goodness knows I’m not a crusader. But maybe it’s time for me to take a stand, no matter how small the platform I inhabit, and shine a light...