Still Living! 2017 Year in Review

Eleven days ago I went to the hospital for a gallbladder removal procedure. I arrived for 7 am. I arrived early so the doors weren't even unlocked yet on the second floor where I would have my operation. Not being able to eat anything much for over a month had taken a toll on me.... Continue Reading →

Words on Water July 18th, 2017

Our last Words on Water event for Irish Festival happened a couple of weeks ago and I think it went over really well. I had a really enjoyable evening reconnecting with my creative side and seeing people I hadn't seen in awhile. It is so good for my spirit to get out and mingle with... Continue Reading →

On Being Brave

Well it's all out there now! This week I have been blogging very publicly, not just on this site, but yesterday I also revealed a second site called Simply Fierce. The response has been positive so far. I'm getting lots of support from family, friends and other readers. A few people have remarked that they... Continue Reading →

Why I Write

Sometimes when you're in a creative rut it's good to think about why you create in the first place and remind yourself why it means so much to you. The reality is that if you are a writer or an artist you probably aren't driven to create because of the pay cheque. There likely isn't... Continue Reading →

Change is in the Air

I'm bringing my site back to what it was originally intended, a place where I can share my creativity, try new forms of writing, challenge myself to create new works of fiction, and really just focus on life as a creative human being ... my life as a writer.

An Open Letter to My Niece on the Milestone of High School Graduation

Dear Paulina, Congratulations! You did it! I'm so proud of you and all your accomplishments! I know that even though you are one of the smartest people I know, it hasn't always been easy to navigate the sometimes muddy waters of high school. I know there were times you were overwhelmed and stressed, times when... Continue Reading →

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