Category Archives: Writing

On the smell of night air in November

When I stepped out of my car this evening, in the driveway, I could smell woodsmoke on the cool night air. I absolutely love this mix of smells and temperature that this time of year brings. I love it so much. It … Continue reading

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book report / 4

Ok! So my last book report was March 10th, people. Whoa! That’s three months ago. That’s a long time! It’s been a busy three months. But here I am, at the other side of it, and ready to read, and … Continue reading

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So you want to write a blog about Cape Breton…

…Fantastic! I think that’s awesome. Do it! The reason I’m writing this post is that I had someone reach out to me last week after the article in the Herald, with an idea they had for a blog sort-of-thing. They … Continue reading

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on abundance

So yesterday was a pretty darn abundant day! The main thing was that I was on the front of the Chronicle Herald! This is the provincial paper in Nova Scotia, which has recently started a Cape Breton Edition, which is the edition … Continue reading

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happiness is a frozen lake

A few days ago, my friend Jocelyn Bethune posted some wonderful photos on her Facebook wall, that Simone Carmichael had taken. I shared one of them in the Dream Big Facebook group, and after that Jocelyn wrote to me to … Continue reading

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seniors’ lunch in St. Ann’s Bay

So almost three weeks ago I went to read my short story “Night Swimmer” at a Seniors’ Lunch. There is a community hall and church in St. Ann’s Bay that holds weekly lunches for seniors in the area, and they … Continue reading

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the important thing

Yesterday I was standing in line at the Super Store. It was a long line so I resisted the urge to take out my phone (because really, I don’t need to check Facebook and Twitter a hundred times a day, … Continue reading

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