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!
heat heat is a constant melody blaring from the radios planted like seeds in the gardens of my body the music is always on pushing lyrics in sweat beads out of the skin on my temples blasting beats of pleasure in my vulva furnace where it transforms into waterfalls heat is a spell – magic… Continue reading #morningcoffeesessions Two Poems
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
"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
Dear Mitch, Did Chika love dogs? I just finished reading ‘Finding Chika’. I’m sitting on my sofa in our living room. The Christmas tree is still up, the lights twinkling. Tears stream down my face. At Lesson Six, one of our dogs, a red golden retriever named Pages, who was laying on the sofa across… Continue reading A Letter To Mitch Albom
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! MERRY DAYS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS! HAPPY END OF 2017! HAPPY BEGINNING OF 2018! Wishing you all a very wonder-full, love-filled, laughter-filled, joy-filled holiday season! May you take the time to bask in the lessons of 2017...reflect, recharge, reinvigorate for 2018! Sending love and laughter from our family to yours! HUGS FROM THE… Continue reading HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
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
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!