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Floopy – Existential Panic

Where to begin? I feel...floopy. This is the word we use to describe how the dogs get when they're tired and flop down onto us because they want some hard-core lovin'. Except...without the existential panic that I've been feeling on my insides, I think. Can dogs have existential panics? I immediately want to think about… Continue reading Floopy – Existential Panic

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Sew Songs

"Are you paralyzed with fear? That's a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it." Steven Pressfield,… Continue reading Sew Songs

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Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #6 – Love Don’t Mean

Eloise Greenfield’s (1978) Honey, I Love is an oldie but a goodie. It includes many short poems but “Love Don’t Mean” is by far my favourite from this small yet powerful collection, probably for its simplicity. Love don’t mean all that kissing Like on television Love means Daddy Saying keep your mama company till I… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #6 – Love Don’t Mean

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GRTTWaK, The Moth, Rowers Reading Series, All 4 Love, Mouth Piece Storytelling – OH MY!

Hello February! Tis the month for LOVE! Well, every day is for love, really, but as we're all turning grey like the recent skies, it's fun to have LOVE as the thing that helps us through this dreary month. And look - the sun is actually shining today! Yes, that's a blue sky too! Oh boy! Here's… Continue reading GRTTWaK, The Moth, Rowers Reading Series, All 4 Love, Mouth Piece Storytelling – OH MY!

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Are you in the mood for LOVE…poetry, music? Come to dinner!

Valentine's Day All 4 Love Poetry Dinner Event! For a mere $55/ticket, you and your LOVE can join 4 poets and a musician as you celebrate Valentine's Day! Join poets Kara Smith, Debbie Okun Hill, Cornelia Hoogland and MOI as we give your our best LOVE poetry! On vocals, serenading us with love songs, Crissi… Continue reading Are you in the mood for LOVE…poetry, music? Come to dinner!

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Back to it – #TheGuesser #Hangman

I'm reverting. Reverting back to writing because I love it. Because it makes me feel alive. Because I have a story to tell. I kinda lost this soul-connection over the last year. I wrote a lot in 2016 - indeed! I feel proud of the writing, but there was always gobbledeegoop mixed up in the 'where'. In… Continue reading Back to it – #TheGuesser #Hangman