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(It’s Okay To) Close the Door

Ah, it's Friday. That was a loooooong week. Winter has come back to us though our bones and muscles may have something to say about it. I'm glad the deep cold has come. It's Winter - that's what's supposed to happen. With the deep cold comes deep snuggling, deep darkness, deep contemplation. I'm in my… Continue reading (It’s Okay To) Close the Door

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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.

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‘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!

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The Living In & The Holding

You know when you start thinking about a new idea and little gifts...magical moments...signs...start showing up like snowflakes made just for you? Whether this new idea has to do with a writing project or a dream, things begin to show up in ways that keep the idea or dream cultivating. That's been happening to me.… Continue reading The Living In & The Holding

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Gertrude’s Writing Room – Fall Classes Open for Registration!

Hello friends! Happy Friday!  This week flewwww by. Wowee. I know we're all looking forward to the weekend, right? I'll keep short and sweet! I'd like to share the Fall class options at Gertrude's Writing Room. So far, y'all are staying connected and sharing your enthusiasm for this new dream-come-true of mine at Gertrude's! Classes and… Continue reading Gertrude’s Writing Room – Fall Classes Open for Registration!

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Gertrude’s Writing Room – Fall Workshops Announced & An Update

Hello friends! I hope this post finds you well. Have you had to dig out your socks and sweaters and scarves yet? I'll admit I have socks on right now! Sheesh. And, I wore boots today! Ack! Fall is definitely here. Acceptance is pending. If you need a hug to warm the chill...Come on by! I've… Continue reading Gertrude’s Writing Room – Fall Workshops Announced & An Update

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Over at Bethany Reid’s Blog Today!

Happy Tuesday everyone! I had the wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by the lovely Bethany Reid! Earlier this summer, I interviewed Bethany - and she has graciously returned the gift! Please visit (and subscribe to!) her blog here: CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW! Bethany asked me superb questions that had me thinking deeply and… Continue reading Over at Bethany Reid’s Blog Today!