• Photography
  • Opportunity Presents

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    Gerry and I got new iPads late last week. After limping along with our old ones that, for me, made reading certain blogs and news sites next to impossible, the updated technology was a joy. Lightening fast and with astounding clarity on images, I declared my new baby to be life changing. Life was good. […]

  • Writing Life
  • Seeking Sonder

    This afternoon, in a round-about way and with an acute case of writer’s block (perhaps more accurately termed writer’s avoidance as I was avoiding a topic that had called to me for much of the day), I stumbled upon The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows and I was delighted to enter in for a time. It is, […]

  • Life in General
  • Cloudy Day

    It’s cool here today–a contrast to the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been enjoying–and I’ve spent the afternoon indoors. I’ve been thinking about the women who attended the writing group I facilitated for a few years when we lived in Washington State and the stories we shared. Perhaps it’s time for me to start a similar […]

  • Writing Life
  • Anything

    This piece was originally published in the 2014 edition of True Words from Real Women, the annual anthology of life writing by the women of the Story Circle Network. It is early morning and the three of us sit side by side: mother, daughter, and granddaughter. We are perched on the edge of my daughter’s new-to-her sofa, […]

  • Reading
  • Stories

    Recently we spent a few days in our nation’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario, where we gathered to celebrate the life of my husbands oldest brother who left us suddenly and much too soon. Air travel can sometimes leave me frazzled and cranky as I deal with navigating through unfamiliar airports, crowds of people (not all of whom share the same […]

  • Writing Life
  • My Writing Process Tour

    There’s a blog tour going on called #mywritingprocess that writers of all genres all over the world are taking part in by sharing insight into their writing life through answering a few simple questions. I was invited to participate by my long-time writing and blogging friend, Kathy Pooler, who is on the cusp of publishing […]

  • Writing Life
  • Looking Ahead: Stories from the Heart

    I’m getting ready to head off to Austin, Texas for Story Circle Network’s Stories from the Heart conference where the weather forecast is for the mid-high twenties Celsius (that’s high seventies-low eighties for my American readers). Needless to say I’m breaking out my Capri pants and making plans for a pedi! This will be the third […]

  • Inspirational
  • Introductions

    This morning I came across some exiting news from Terri Tiffany. Terri was one of the first people I got to know when I entered the blogosphere six years ago and she was, and still is, one of the most encouraging and inspiring women I have ever encountered. I couldn’t click the link fast enough […]