Take off, eh?

Ahhhhhh … I can feel it now … there’s something about the takeoff of a plane that is both exhilarating and calming for me. I LOVE IT! The whirlwind of the past month will slowly dissipate at I settle into my seat on our flight to Zurich, Switzerland, later this afternoon. I’ve felt a touchContinue reading “Take off, eh?”

The countdown is on …

If it’s Friday, it must be France… Excusez-moi! I’ve been a little off the radar on the blog this past week. There’s been a lot going on in my writing world. How’ve you been? I spent some time processing all the fabulous writing and publishing information generated at the PubSmart Conference, I attended in CharlestonContinue reading “The countdown is on …”

A fond farewell to Canada’s Alistair MacLeod

Tributes are being shared by the literary world, and Canada’s writing community in particular, at the news of the recent passing of Alistair MacLeod, 77. An acclaimed short story writer, MacLeod won the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award  in 2001, as well as the Trillium Book Award, for his only novel, “No Great Mischief”.Continue reading “A fond farewell to Canada’s Alistair MacLeod”

The little engine that could …

These days it is easy to become discouraged and sad about the state of the world when we read or watch the news. However, if we look beyond the headlines, there are many good news stories about everyday people working to help make the world a better place. I want to share one of thoseContinue reading “The little engine that could …”

Mission accomplished!

With reference to my last post about making choices, missing golf, and other assorted moans, it took me all week but I got the job done! Clearing the mountain of paper, books, files and assorted flotsam and jetsam off my desk took longer than I expected. Sorting through the piles (which resulted in several “SoContinue reading “Mission accomplished!”

Heroes and books …

Members of the Wounded Warriors of Canada joined other servicemen and women from the U.S. and Britain to begin this ride from Paris, France yesterday, May 27th. They will reach London on June 2nd after cycling past historic battlefields from World Wars I and II and paying homage to all who sacrificed for our freedom. In LondonContinue reading “Heroes and books …”

Friday, March 8th is International Women’s Day! Celebrate!

It’s that time again- Friday is International Women’s Day! How does it come around so quickly? I’m posting before March 8th so you have time to check and see how you might get involved. There are many events and celebrations planned around the world. Check here to see what is happening in your area. In Toronto, InternationalContinue reading “Friday, March 8th is International Women’s Day! Celebrate!”

Be a Possibilitarian!

The first time I recall seeing the word was on author Amber West’s fabulous blog “A Day Without Sushi” which I follow regularly. She displayed this poster and the word  possibilitarian struck a chord that has resonated with me ever since.  (We have never been able to figure out where this graphic originated. So if anyone knows,Continue reading “Be a Possibilitarian!”


The word for the new WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE on the Daily Post  is “foreign”.  Here’s how they set up the challenge. “While foreign (rightly so) often brings up images of things outside of your own nation, it can also apply to things outside of or different from your normal environment, or even something which isContinue reading “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FOREIGN”

Weekly Photo Challenge: MINE

I wondered how long I could resist this! I’ve been enjoying everyone else’s contributions in this photo challenge group so much, my resolve has slipped. I’m in! Click on this link if you want to join the Weekly Photo Challenge or to see how other entrants express themselves with the click of the shutter. You neverContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: MINE”