Girlfriendology – celebrating International Women’s Day!

Continuing with my celebration of some extraordinarily ordinary women in honour of International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 8th, let me introduce you to a girlfriend extraordinaire – Debba Haupert!  As well as her impressive professional career, her bio describes her as a “wife, sister, daughter, neighbor, pet lover/owner, marathon walker, crafter, traveler, and girlfriend”. When she’sContinue reading “Girlfriendology – celebrating International Women’s Day!”

Pain, Amour et Chocolat

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Where else but France would a Valentine’s lovefest include bread? Some might look at the title and think “pain” = heartbreak, considering the love connection, but nope, not here …  le pain is the French word for bread. Last weekend, for the 5th consecutive year, this three-dayContinue reading “Pain, Amour et Chocolat”

You’re beautiful, just the way you are …

Beauty of a Woman Blogfest Posted on February 9, 2012 Today’s post is a contribution to August McLaughlin’s Beauty of a Woman Blogfest. Be sure to visit her always powerful blog on Friday, February 10th to read posts from all over the blogosphere. About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age. — GloriaContinue reading “You’re beautiful, just the way you are …”

Writers and sun signs … what do you say?

Do you believe in Astrology? Do you check your daily horoscope and then make a decision whether to get out of bed or pull the covers back over your head? Last September my sun signs were reviewed by the lovely and talented Shaz, the resident astrologer for the fabulous collection of authors and reader/reviewers belongingContinue reading “Writers and sun signs … what do you say?”

A warm welcome to Bonnie Trachtenberg

Today I’m delighted to have author Bonnie Trachtenberg as a guest. We’ve become friends through our connections with the awe-mazing WoMen’s Literary Cafe and also the fabulous Love A Happy Ending, both of which are sites you should definitely visit as a writer or a reader.  Here’s an idea of the type of woman she is.Continue reading “A warm welcome to Bonnie Trachtenberg”

Choopy’s Cupcakes and Coffee Shop

If it’s Friday, it must be France … I love success stories, don’t you? The reason I’m a little late posting this is because I took a few hours this evening to watch the movie The Help with my DH. As well as being an important and well-told story,  author Kathryn Stockett’s backstory about writingContinue reading “Choopy’s Cupcakes and Coffee Shop”

Toronto’s Famous People Players Inspire And Delight!

FPP’s Mission Statement: “OUR MISSION is to inspire people to achieve more. To instill in the hearts and minds of everyone that dreams can come true when you believe in yourself.”   On Saturday three generations of our family laughed and applauded our way through the afternoon performance of the Famous People Players holiday presentation.Continue reading “Toronto’s Famous People Players Inspire And Delight!”

Rejections are part of the journey

Writers often question why they are writing. We know the bottom line is that we want to write and so we do. It’s almost an uncontrollable urge. Convincing ourselves that others want to read our work is not so easily accomplished. When a reader lets us know that our words resonate with them, that theyContinue reading “Rejections are part of the journey”

Brothers and birthdays …

Today is my brother’s birthday. He’s five years older than I am and has always been everything you would want a brother to be … well, except perhaps when he used to lock me in the linen closet and make really scary noises outside the door or when he put worms down my shirt orContinue reading “Brothers and birthdays …”

Take a break …

Who doesn’t like to laugh, smile, or just feel good? This short video always does it for me. Whether you are a reader or a writer, I hope you get a chuckle from this clever bit. Don’t try to adjust the focus, it’s made the way you see it, but do get up and boogieContinue reading “Take a break …”