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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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The Writer’s Brain

Here's how it works in my brain. It's constantly telling me things to write.  What does that mean? It means that there's a voice (among the many, but one of the main, loudest most prolific voices) that's narrating narrations in my head ALL. THE.TIME. Example: Yesterday I went to Chapters with Miller and Jett. I received… Continue reading The Writer’s Brain

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Plenty of Things

Like chocolate... A delicious gift I was given just this morning after spending two glorious hours with a group of poets in a 'World of Poetry' class. I was invited to speak about poetry, and then participate in a salon-style poetry session. It was a perfect morning, really. I can talk about poetry and writing… Continue reading Plenty of Things

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Vulnerability and Journal Writing…and TedX info

I'm over at the League of Canadian Poets today, having written about vulnerability on my blog 'The Writing Parent'. In this blog, I open up about my experience on my book tour...and what happened to me. Thank you to the League for continuing to give me the space to blog about being a parent and… Continue reading Vulnerability and Journal Writing…and TedX info

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Mighty Catch-Up – Floods, Books, Clowns, TEDx

I don't know if you can see it in the photo, but the skin on the palm of my right hand is peeling. Like I'm some sort of shedding reptile. Weeeelllll. I just might be. With the seasonal change in weather and worry, so too comes a seasonal change to my skin, it seems. My hands… Continue reading Mighty Catch-Up – Floods, Books, Clowns, TEDx

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Happy Hiatus! On the Ebb and Flow of Change

HAPPY HIATUS!! Um, do I have anything in my teeth? Bahaaaaaa!! For years, I've been taking photos of myself with chunks of chocolate in my teeth. A friend suggested that I make a coffee table book. Ha! That's actually a really great idea! I think this photo does a wonderful job of summing up this… Continue reading Happy Hiatus! On the Ebb and Flow of Change