My RA Faces

I have been fortunate to play a variety of roles on stage over the years. I have seen many faces emerge under the lights of the dressing room mirror – the ingénue, the daughter, the mother, the wife, the lover. My theatre life is all about transformation. It never occurred to me that in all... Continue Reading →

The Best Advice is a Wildcard

I had the pleasure of taking part in an annual RA Blog week set up by one of our dynamic community bloggers, Rick Phillips. Although I only managed one post during the official week, I spent some time mulling over one of the wildcard topics – the best advice I have ever received  or the... Continue Reading →

At the Top of My World

An overcast day slipped in between a stretch of sultry temperatures that magically appeared one day on the heels of a drizzly start to the summer. It was a perfect day for a hike, bathed in the soothing dryness of cooler temperatures, the sun’s burning rays contained within downy clouds that shrouded the sky. My... Continue Reading →

Lavender and Latex

My sleeping pattern has never been consistent. For as long as I can remember, I have always woken up several times a night for various reasons - I heard an unidentified noise and had to know what it was or I was plagued by a niggling idea that would not leave me alone until I wrote... Continue Reading →

Sharing our Stories

My storytelling journey began in early childhood. I enjoyed playing with words, sculpting them onto the blank pages of a new journal and wondering what they would become – they became many things: memoir, poetry, essay, sketches, and stories. I wrote for entertainment; I wrote to say thank you; I wrote to express what I... Continue Reading →

Blooming Again

The haunting cry of a seagull mingles with soft music playing in the background. I inhale, reaching my arms skywards, my face turned towards the sun long enough to feel it’s welcoming kiss; I swoop forward, bending towards the cool earth, my hands dangling above whitewashed daisies rising up from the lush ground, lingering just... Continue Reading →

Finding Your Lifeboat

104 years ago, on April 14th 1912, a massive ship was gliding through the icy Atlantic waters beneath an inky sky ignited with thousands of stars on its way to New York. Deep within the ship's massive bulk, champagne flowed in the dining room for the first class and music bubbled up from the ballroom.... Continue Reading →

Reclaiming My Morning

I was the ultimate morning person. Mornings belonged to me - they were the most peaceful and productive part of my day. There’s nothing else quite like waking to a red sky burning along the horizon, the staccato rhythm of rain drumming on the roof, the chipper melodies of the birds and whisper of light... Continue Reading →

Aftershocks

I snuggled into my flannel sheets, with lazy thoughts of the coming year. I was on the cusp of drifting off when a sharp boom and a low rumbling reverberated through the building. My eyes popped open and I stared into the darkness. The bed rocked from side to side, dishes rattled in the cupboards,... Continue Reading →

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