Word of the day: cri de coeur (noun): an anguished cry of distress or indignation, outcry. My sentence: When I walked into Gertrude's Writing Room and I saw that there on the table sat a massive box of Russel Stover chocolates, a cri de coeur escaped my mouth, for how would I be able to … Continue reading Words for Today
Last night, I could have spent half the night reading and finishing Canadian (she lives in Nova Scotia) writer Ami McKay's new book Half Spent Was the Night- A Witches Yuletide. I was in bed with my daughter while I was reading...and she wanted to go to sleep (!!) so I had to turn the … Continue reading Half Spent.
Monday. Back-to-school day. Back-to-work day. Begin new beginnings day! I am at Gertrude's Writing Room in my office. I've cleaned up. Loaded the bookshelves with more books. Put away the Christmas decorations. And gone through the huge pile of 'to-get-to' papers. Had mostly chocolate for lunch...so have to eat something healthy now. I'm hungry! And...I … Continue reading Today – Glissade
"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.
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!
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