Reflections on What We Remember

If he had lived, my Dad would have turned 99 today or perhaps 100. We’re not sure which. He was born in Cuba back in the days when babies were dropped in the fields or maybe at home in a narrow string bed. Records were kept in the head of the oldest woman in the...

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

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 day to...

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"...