Living Liminal

I've just ordered a proof copy of my new book. I'm breaking all writer rules and moving forward without using professional editors—a decision I may regret, but, like I said a few days ago, I'm choosing not to immerse myself in those trauma-filled days again. I just want to finish this work and move on.

A New Book?

Early this year, I started working on another book. Here's what I wrote in the draft introduction. There was a saying going around when the COVID-19 pandemic was raging, reminding us that, while we were all weathering in the same storm, we were doing so in different boats. The experiences of people we saw on

Can You Hear Us?

If you know me, you know I believe in the power of story. Allowing ourselves to be vulnerable enough to share our story makes us stronger and give us permission to own our truth and stand strong in it. Our stories can serve as catalysts for change when change is needed. Writing our stories enables

Burdened

I've been writing, in one form or another, for most of the day. That, and keeping one wary eye on the Canadian news. I can't believe what's happening in the country I love. For the first time since its creation in 1988 (as a modern-day replacement of the War Measures Act), our Prime Minister. has

Elephants

There are elephants of varying sizes in almost every room I enter—but not at home, thank goodness not at home. Here we speak openly and disagree respectfully, but out there there are things I dare not speak of lest I face judgment or attack by one faction or another (by “out there” I mean the

Is The End Drawing Near?

It's Monday—the last one in January and my birthday week. After a slow and gloomy weekend, our granddaughter is in good health and rose early to make her own healthy breakfast and lunch to kick off a good day. Gerry's happy to have the opportunity to return to the gym after recent closures, so he

How Will It End?

I wonder how it will end? Will we wake one day to the news announcing it’s over? Or will the word “pandemic” have to be pried from the cold clutching hands of the news media? Maybe it will quietly fade from the headlines, replaced by the word “endemic” and, one fine day, other things will