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

Guest Interview – Charis Cotter! Author of ‘The Painting’
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Guest Interview – Charis Cotter! Author of ‘The Painting’

  It’s book launch day for author Charis Cotter! Congratulations Charis, on this your TENTH published book, The Painting!  Charis and I met while preparing for a panel we were both on at Writers’ Union of Canada conference out east in St.John’s in Newfoundland. It was pretty much love-at-first-email, and we’ve been close friends since! … Continue reading

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David Brydges – Gathering & Sharing Poetry

I’ve always believed that being a writer, a poet – being an artist of any kind – means that our art expands from our souls to the page to the canvas or brick wall – into the world where others can experience it. In doing so, in the sharing of our art, we can connect with … Continue reading

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Commaful – An On-line Writer’s Community at Your Fingertips!

*This is not a paid promotional piece. This is a sharing of and connecting you to Commaful!* The magic of the interwebs weaved a strand right into my inbox a few months ago, when the following subject line got my attention: “from a young dropout and poetry reader“! I was intrigued! Soon I was chatting … Continue reading

Happy Hiatus! On the Ebb and Flow of Change
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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

Post-Blitz Blog & How-To (If you’re so inspired!)
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Post-Blitz Blog & How-To (If you’re so inspired!)

Ah, the writing blitz. Everyone…. IT WAS incredible difficult freeing quiet necessary exhausting important numbing peaceful Here’s how I made it happen. SCHEDULING & CHILDCARE I had a conversation with the hubby about the possibility of me taking a weekend (or two days and one sleep) ‘away’ so I could work on revisions for my … Continue reading

Blallet (Blog about Ballet) over at LCP
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Blallet (Blog about Ballet) over at LCP

I’m (or my words!) are over at the League of Canadian Poets’ site this week. I’ve written a blog about ballet, hey, hey! Though I’m on an eat-everything-in-sight-especially-if-it’s-Ben&Jerry’s-ice-cream-kick while on hiatus – and that includes breaking from the beautiful ballet – I still LOVE it and can’t wait to get back to it the first … Continue reading