Category Archives: Writing observations

You Never Know When You’ll Get Smacked in The Kisser with a Fresh Tomato, OR THE MUSE…

  It was a quiet Sunday. Normally I’d be watching Trump Talks to His Body Snatchers in the morning and preparing to play Pickleball for a couple of hours in the afternoon. But it was our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Family were driving down from Black Creek to break bread…seriously, vegetarian stuffing to go with the […]

Communal Memories…

I came of age in the 1960’s. When I was twenty, I moved into an urban commune, the Campus Residence Cooperative Association. Two Edwardian houses, next door to each other in the heart of New Westminster. For the first couple of summers, I went home to Nanaimo to work and earn the funds necessary to […]

How Brilliant Am I? It needed to be asked but no one was…so…another job for me.

It has been a while since I wrote a blog post. The guilt mounts. The last post was also about short lists. I’m sensing a theme. Today, February 15th is one day away from a new short list. I may or may not make it. Sitting here in my writing chamber, the snow, even though […]

The Pleasure Derived from Being on a Short List, any Short List…

As someone who has not often been on anyone’s short list, at least to my knowledge, my recent elevation to the FBCW’s short list for its 650-word fiction/non-fiction literary contest, “How I Choose to Hibernate,” was a delightful experience, albeit somewhat short lived. The mystery is over, and I did not win. I do offer […]