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Writing Life #5

It will be six weeks tomorrow since I posted something. REALLY? Yes, Sandra, really. In case you hadn’t noticed, time is not waiting for you. Oh, really. Well. Umm. Golly. Gee. Best put fingers to keyboard and come up with something brilliant, eh? Maybe tomorrow. Meanwhile, look at this exquisite piece of art above. It’s […]

Writing Life #4

When I give workshops, I usually end with two things: the importance of setting goals as a writer, and the importance of creating a road plan (to-do lists) to reach those goals. Then I babble on a bit wanting to be a travel writer back in 1999 when I started my freelance business. That goal […]

Writing Life #3

Wowzas! Grab a cuppa and listen up to poet, children’s writer and essayist Virginia “Ginny” Boudreau as she gives us a behind-the-scenes peek into her writing life. You’ll find her post loaded with inspiration and laced with writing tips. When our dear friend Sandra asked me to share some of my ideas about writing in […]

Writing Life #2

In my last post I said I would be going through seven binders of writing “stuff” accumulated over the past 20 years. Today was the day. There were actually nine binders dating back 25 years. It all started when I took my first poetry workshop with Mark David Gerson here in Yarmouth. At the time, […]

Writing Life 1

I just started a new category called Writing Life. If writing is in your realm of interests, yay! Read on. If not, I hope you read this anyway—and consider writing. Everyone has a story. Mine, today, is this: Mama always said that she felt closest to God when she was picking blueberries. Thinking about this […]



Columnist Doug Larson once said, “Spring is when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of slush.” As I look outside, I see parts of the ground covered in that white, wet stuff. Yeah. Slush. And it’s almost April. But I still feel like whistling! I’ve actually been practicing my whistle. Sounds corny, […]

What a year!

What a year!

Well, I’ll start of with seasons greetings from my home to yours! I’m not sure where time has gone ……….. swoosh! I’m embarrassed to see I’ve only had two posts the entire year. OIE! Life has been full. As you know by now, Melanie Chambers and I launched HeartSong Travel in the spring. Sadly, for […]

HeartSong Travel now live!

HeartSong Travel now live!

Oh my beating heart! We let HeartSong Travel loose on the world! As some of you know, colleague Melanie Chambers and I have been working on this concept for a year. In a nutshell: we’re challenging Canadians to: GO somewhere in your own backyard DO something that makes your heart sing TELL us about it! […]

Tsk Tsk …

Tsk Tsk …

Well now, this is embarrassing. It’s been almost five months since I’ve posted anything … and well over a year since I added any new stories that have been published to “My Work” samples, or any new photo galleries. And I can’t blame it on that elusive time thief any more; as that old cliche […]

Wilderness lodges—two of the best (yet oh-so-different!)

Less than an hour’s drive from where I live in Southwest Nova Scotia, there are two wilderness lodges: Trout Point Lodge, located east of the village of Kemptville, Yarmouth County, and Birchdale, located north of the same village. Think: opulence versus bare bones. Oddly enough, as the crow flies, they are less than 10 km […]

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