This is a Test…

I'm trying to learn more about the Divi Theme this website is built on so that I don't have to rely on my web designer. What I want to do is be able to insert a gallery or slider - usually humorous cartoons or images that have to do with writing. I always feel guilty...

Winner! Gangnante!

I've been a longtime member of the Writers'Community of Durham Region, but since the meetings are held at Durham College, an hour away from home, I seldom attend. I read the announcements and follow along on Facebook, though, in awe at all the talented creative folks....

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 today. [gallery size="full"...

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 they’re going to...

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 for change. I've been...

The Heroine’s Journey of Discovery

It's September, and in honour of all the kids going back to school, I was doing some computer hard drive house-cleaning. Not that I need the space but it does keep me from doing chores like cobweb-hunting and folding laundry. I signed up for what looks to be a...

The Real You – Do We Ever Know?

Alan Watts was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker who spent much of his life in San Francisco. Best known as an interpreter and visionary who popularized Eastern philosophy for a Western audience, the concepts contained in his books still resonate today....