Tiny Moments

Today as I was purging my racing thoughts into my journal, it occurred to me, not for the first time, just how weary I was feeling with the world. As I wrote, I began to wonder if that feeling of exhaustion that isn’t related to physical tiredness is perhaps a reaction to the trauma we […]

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New Look, New Story

So here we are. A complete site redesign and rebranding (of sorts). This year, I am finally working on my own mystery series, set on the picturesque coast of British Columbia. This idea has been growing and developing for the past few years, and whispering in the back of my mind for longer than that. […]

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Non-Productive Writing

Non-productive writing: This is writing that you do because you want to, not because you have to. As opposed to unproductive, which leaves the bitter taste of self-reproaches of laziness and writer’s block, Non-Productive Writing can actually build your self-esteem as it builds your skill set. How many of us really take the time to […]

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No Response

Send a letter. No Response Submit an idea. No Response Leave a message. No Response Speak your heart. No Response In a time of disconnection, people lay blame at the feet of technology. We’re all too busy. Running Shopping Talking Meeting Greeting Cleaning Fleeing Filling Every moment So we never have to feel The sting […]

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Reading Summer

Summer in Calgary thus far has been rainy, cool, and filled with thunderstorms and tornado warnings. Not that I’m complaining — I don’t think I could have picked a better summer. I love thunderstorms, I prefer weather that is warm, but not too hot — I think my neighbourhood broke 30°C only once this year […]

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2019 – New Year New Goals

I’ve been pretty contemplative the last couple of weeks. As we spiral down to the end of 2018, I find myself thinking about all of the changes that have come my way this year. My family has dealt with a whole host of medical issues, some good, some not so good. I’ve lost 20kg since […]

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Back To Business

Holidays are over and my house is an unholy disaster. While I attempt to keep on top of the post-vacation mess, I have decided that it is time to get back to work. And by that, I mean that it is time to focus on the new WIP, and get that first draft finished. I […]

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Word Salad – Light Dressing

Well, it s been a while, hasn’t it? I haven’t had a whole lot to talk about this month. June has been a bit of a whirlwind with winding up the last month of school, planning our summer vacation, editing, and avoiding the news. Nothing kills my desire to spend any time on the internet […]

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