Happy New Year 2019

I am counting down my last hours of 2018 in the tranquil days between the winter solstice and the advent of a New Year. The events of the past are crackling in the air, preparing to slip into memory, only to be revived in wistful moments of reminiscence. 2018 was a crazy spectacular year with... Continue Reading →

Dancing with the Ripples

A cloudless blue sky looms over the tepid waters of the pool - a light breeze brushes the leaves, startling them into whispered conversation. The liquid glass surface shimmers beneath the sunlight, rippling gently against the pool’s edge. The days of summer stretch out ahead of me, sparkling like the ginger bubbles in a glass... Continue Reading →

Turning the Corner

2016 was a bittersweet year for most of us. We said goodbye to what seemed like an entire generation. It was the year the performers and entertainers we grew up with crossed the bar to another existence, leaving us stunned and faced with the reality of our own immortality. There was a tumultuous upheaval in... Continue Reading →

#Appreciation

Hundreds of people flowed through the narrow lanes of a local seaside market, bursting with buskers, art and variable visual enchantments. The soulful sound of jazz penetrates the air. People are dancing, a myriad of scents pour from the food trucks and cafes, awakening a wanton grumbling in my stomach. I am sitting on the... 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 →

The Haunting of Arthritis

October is my favourite time of the year. According to the old Celtic calendar October is the month where we celebrate the turning of the year from light to dark. We watch leaves tumble from their branches in colorful glory, leaving trees naked beneath the moonlight, casting their ghostly shadows over the ground. We rise... Continue Reading →

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