Honourable Mention I am very pleased to announce that I've received an Honourable Mention for my poem 'Garden' in this year's Polar Expressions National Poetry Writing Contest! Yahoo! Thank you judges! And congratulations to all those who submitted and will be published, including the first place winner, local writer Jessie Lee Jennings for her poem… Continue reading Honourable Mentions!
Greetings friends. Happy first day of September. Indeed, it has arrived...the fat grey clouds and sassy wind are right on schedule (though I was not mentally prepared for the heat at 3:30pm this afternoon on my run. Golly.). I'd say most things are as unpredictable as the weather these days. What is predictable though, if… Continue reading Virtual Book Launch & Other Cool Matters
Changes. I spent yesterday taking down the book-wallpaper I put up at the 'first' Gertrude's. It was bitter sweet. I can't believe that it's nearly been one year since I opened Gertrude's Writing Room...and I'm in a new space and working through all that comes with BIG CHANGE. I remember how elated I was when… Continue reading Changes. And Little Fish.
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
"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.
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
I started subscribing to a 'word of the day' email. It's been interesting to see the words each day. Particularly when the word matches perfectly with what's happening in my life. Don't you love when things like that happen? MARATHON came in this week. That's about right; especially the second meaning: "something (such as an… Continue reading Marathon of Muchness
Hello friends! I hope this post finds you well. Have you had to dig out your socks and sweaters and scarves yet? I'll admit I have socks on right now! Sheesh. And, I wore boots today! Ack! Fall is definitely here. Acceptance is pending. If you need a hug to warm the chill...Come on by! I've… Continue reading Gertrude’s Writing Room – Fall Workshops Announced & An Update