Words for Today

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 and reading!

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!

Small but valuable.

"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.

‘Tis the Season!

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!