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Introducing… art of breast cancer

December 11, 2012

There’s a new blog in town. And it’s a doozy. My systir, Carolyn, has launched her blog. It’s filled with truth and honesty, emotion and reality. It might make you cry. She is having surgery tomorrow to remove the cancerous vertebrae in her neck. Maybe think of her a bit as you go about your […]

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More than just a read through – RHCP rocks YYC

November 20, 2012

From the opening chords of Monarchy of Roses from their latest album I’m With You, to the last note of Give it Away and every chord of the final jam, the Chili Peppers had their Calgary fans on their feet and screaming for more. There’s a reason their music rarely leaves my CD player, and […]

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The joy of spam – oh those blog comments

October 12, 2012

I have been the victim of a sudden onrush of blog comment spam. There are usually a couple of these a day, and they far outweigh the number of real comments that land on my posts. But this week? I’ve had more than a hundred spammers discover this space and flood it with links and […]

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If it’s good enough for Shakespeare…

September 29, 2012

    Bill Shakespeare did it. And Meriam Webster has given in to pressure. In a world where the words that weren’t, like ain’t and irregardless, are so widely used that they are “in the dictionary,” then I can make up my own words too. For when the real thing just won’t do. Bish – […]

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Don’t shoot the moon landing

July 20, 2012

I don’t believe in ghosts. Not in any god. Some concepts make no sense to me. But I do choose to believe some things that I can’t prove to be true. I believe there is life on other planets. For us to think that our little rock in space is the only one that, out […]

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Recapturing the magic of childhood

July 9, 2012

Do you have a favorite place? The Zoo, Disneyland, anywhere that makes you feel like a kid every time you visit? I do. It’s Heritage Park Historical Village in Calgary. The Park is only a year younger than me, and I’ve been visiting it since the ‘60s. It is a part of me, has filled […]

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Screwed, blued, and tattooed

June 26, 2012

I haven’t been screwed in a while. Not the good way. And I have no idea what blued even means. But tattooed? You betcha! Tattoos aren’t just for sailors and bikers anymore. Writers and accountants got ‘em too, oh yes we do. I didn’t rush into being tattooed. I waded in slowly, finally finding the […]

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Liebster award, the sequel

June 16, 2012

I am happy to report that I’ve received another Liebster award!  Thank you, thank you very much… My new friend and awesome beta reader/critique babe Jen Chatfield was kind enough to bestow this lovely honor on my blog.  She is a fellow writer, fellow blogger, and like me, not a fellow at all.  Check her […]

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What’s in a name?

June 10, 2012

My friend J. Scott Sharp asked me to be a guest on his blog today. Such a brave man, don’t you think? I wrote about the process, if there is one, for naming my characters. Please stop by his place and check it out! And you all know what to do then, right? Yes, leave […]

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Old the sayings are. Reimagined them I did. Yoda-style. Hmmm?

June 8, 2012

There are a lot of Yoda spoofs out there, turning grammar on its green pointy ear and stating things in Yoda-like syntax.  But sometimes the turns of phrase seem less like little green dude perfection, and more like a cheap imitation.  So I tried my hand at reimagining some old sayings Yoda style.   Just for […]

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The breast laid plans

May 11, 2012

I have a personal stake in the fight against breast cancer. My systir was diagnosed in 2009. She has had radical surgery, chemotherapy, radiation. She suffers daily with the after effects – pain, limited mobility, lost focus, and the constant threat of recurrence. Cancer was not in her plans.  But cancer didn’t care.  It never […]

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