An Open Letter To David Sedaris
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An Open Letter To David Sedaris

(Attention: Curse words and jokes-you’ll-only-get-if-you-were-at-the-reading – including talk of poop -, forthcoming.) Dear David, You mother cusser! That’s the worst of my road-rage language when I’m driving with my kids in the car. They’re 9 and 11 years old, and can appreciate a good swear, but I’m trying to lead by example, so instead of … Continue reading

Workshop Reaction: “Unparalleled in our community”
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Workshop Reaction: “Unparalleled in our community”

I gave a 2hour workshop on the Art of Journal Writing this past week. Invited by Creative Living Series creator and host, Ruth Ann Wilhelm, I was filled with joy to be asked to participate. The workshop was a grand success – which for me is defined by the following (this list extends to event/speech/lecture/reading) … Continue reading

Vulnerability and Journal Writing…and TedX info
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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

Less than a week away – TEDX-CK!
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Less than a week away – TEDX-CK!

  Do you ever do this? See a ‘best-before’ date on food and think about what you’ll be doing on that date? You do?! So I was making the kid’s lunches this morning and I noticed that the best-before date on the pita bread do-hickey was the date of my TedX-CK talk. My stomach immediately lurched into … Continue reading

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