Word of the day: cri de coeur (noun): an anguished cry of distress or indignation, outcry. My sentence: When I walked into Gertrude's Writing Room and I saw that there on the table sat a massive box of Russel Stover chocolates, a cri de coeur escaped my mouth, for how would I be able to … Continue reading Words for Today
A READING! I will be reading poetry as part of the By The River Reading Series presented by D.A. Lockhart and the Urban Farmhouse Press family on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Mackenzie Hall beginning at 7pm. I will share the stage with Carlinda D'Alimonte and Gord Grisenthwaite. We will all have books for signing … Continue reading A reading and reading!
Last night, I could have spent half the night reading and finishing Canadian (she lives in Nova Scotia) writer Ami McKay's new book Half Spent Was the Night- A Witches Yuletide. I was in bed with my daughter while I was reading...and she wanted to go to sleep (!!) so I had to turn the … Continue reading Half Spent.
Monday. Back-to-school day. Back-to-work day. Begin new beginnings day! I am at Gertrude's Writing Room in my office. I've cleaned up. Loaded the bookshelves with more books. Put away the Christmas decorations. And gone through the huge pile of 'to-get-to' papers. Had mostly chocolate for lunch...so have to eat something healthy now. I'm hungry! And...I … Continue reading Today – Glissade
"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, valuable but small. Sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it or because I haven't been brave? How much of what I feel reminds me of what I read in a book...when...shouldn't it be the other way around? I don't … Continue reading Small but valuable.
I'm feeling the yuletide spirit, friends! Are you as well? I've put a fancy word tree up at Gertrude's Writing Room. Workshops and classes continue to happen. Overall, I'm feeling pretty darn good. Last evening I finished reading a beautiful book by Kyo Maclear called 'The Letter Opener'. Maclear is one of my favourite writers! … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season!