Observations While Driving

Observations While Driving

One I was returning to Toronto from a teaching assignment in Hamilton, and as I drove down the ramp from York Street to highway 403, I slowed for the sharp curve. Directly in front of me was one of those long, waist-high concrete road dividers. Someone had spray...
Kenora cooks

Kenora cooks

When Kenora is stressed, she finds baking comforting. It’s a skill she learned in childhood, from her mother. Back then, dinners involved plenty of energetic conversation, a gentle quiz about the day’s ‘current events’ as they were called and a...
Unboxing My Book

Unboxing My Book

We’re easing into fall and that means it’s almost time for my First Bookversary! Cue the fireworks and glitter! I had a lot of fun creating this video for Ingram Spark, a U.S. based company that provides amazing support to writers. They’ve shown it a...
Stop Searching for Your Passion

Stop Searching for Your Passion

Terri Trespicio makes some excellent points about how intimidating life can be when we’re pushed into ‘choosing our passion’. Passion is not a plan, it’s a feeling. It changes day by day – the fire that ignites is not static. Stop...
Old Words, New Zing?

Old Words, New Zing?

English words we should bring back…found on http://bit.ly/2MGEzTO Like baby names, words go in and out of style. Overall, languages today — particularly English — are getting simpler and simpler. Words frequently fall out of common usage, either because they...
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...