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Keepin’ It Real

Hi everyone! It's the middle of March Break...and we've managed to do a little 'breaking' so far. Last night the fam and I did a small stay-cation at a downtown hotel with a pool so the kids could get a swim or two in and we could sleep in big, clean beds without two giant… Continue reading Keepin’ It Real

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EVENTS GALORE!! Feel the Literary Love!

Hi all! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!  Gotta say the day is going differently than I planned, but I'm going with the flow and making time to catch up on some things...namely adding a post to this blog! So, there are loads of GREAT events happening in this fine city of ours. It's been awhile since I've… Continue reading EVENTS GALORE!! Feel the Literary Love!

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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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Upcoming local events! Readings & Submissions!

Tuesdays & Thursdays Biblioasis Bookstore is offering story time readings every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm! This excellent offering kicked off at the of July and is going strong. Click HERE for more information. Amherstburg's Uncommon Festival - Aug. 4, 5, 6 Love steampunk? Wanna see magic and dress up like a wizard? Then this… Continue reading Upcoming local events! Readings & Submissions!

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Post-Humber Summer Workshop: Culture Shock & The Gift of Reflection

One week ago, I was gathering around a table with my fellow classmates and teacher in the 'E' building on the Humber College Lakeshore campus for our final workshop. Time is doing that thing it does - you know, playing with your mind? Tricking you into feeling like weeks have gone by instead of only… Continue reading Post-Humber Summer Workshop: Culture Shock & The Gift of Reflection