The Stories of My Seven Skies

The Stories of My Seven Skies

Portrait of the author as a mid life peony. It is hard to write these days. I’m doing another amazing blog course with Kerry Clare and if I wasn’t, I don’t know if I could even manage to write my name on a page or type a title of a book, or write to...
Seven Skies: a creative writing exercise for tired creators

Seven Skies: a creative writing exercise for tired creators

This is a quick writing exercise when you are having trouble focusing or need a writing warm up. I have used this in many classes I’ve taught and I use it myself, for my own writing. You can write it in your writer’s notebook or you can use your phone and...
When the Seasons Become One

When the Seasons Become One

I’m glad this day is rolling to an end. I’ve been nervous as my COVID cancelled appointment at the Pain Centre at the big hospital in Halifax has been rescheduled. This is a great thing but I’m nervous and not sleeping well. This morning I was very...
Home

Home

Letter from a white home, to other white people: Nova Scotia, 1896 I write this to you, from my home, a home far more lovely than I ever thought I would live in. It’s an old house, the dream house of my predecessor, my husband’s first wife, who died of breast cancer...
I Can See You Being Invisible

I Can See You Being Invisible

Dryland perch of middle aged mermaid Dear Pals: Today we discuss: what to do when you feel invisible. This is a quiet place. Not like the movie. *If you are crunching a cookie right now, no strange creature will leap out from the screen at you. But it is quiet. No...