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The Next Right Thing

Years ago when my late husband started his treatment for cancer I chose to quit my job and stay home with him. It was the right thing to do then and even now the only regret that I have is … Continue reading

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“True Originality Can Only Come From Within”

I have been rereading “Becoming A Writer” by Dorothea Brande. It is one of my all time favorites and I have had it in my library for quite some time now.   The basic problems of the writer listed in … Continue reading

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Was There A Time

Today marks the ninth anniversary of our move to Montreal. I remember sitting on the bus and wondering about my life, about us, about our future as a family. And I remember having this sad feeling too. This gut feeling … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

“Nothing is worse and more hurtful than a happiness that comes too late. It can give no pleasure, yet it deprives you of that most precious of rights – the right to swear and curse at your fate!” Ivan Turgenev … Continue reading

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Everyone Has Two Memories

Julia Cameron claims that writing is therapeutic but not therapy.  Therapy: Treatment, rehabilitation, healing, remedy, cure… Therapeutic: Healing, beneficial, curative, remedial. She also writes: “From my perspective, healing is essentially a creative process: we create a new state of health.” … Continue reading

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Life Is Unfair

“Life is unfair.” I’ve heard that phrase a million times from my kids, I’ve repeated it a million times myself. Not only is life not fair but it also is tragic. There’s only struggle. Sometimes people get lucky, lazy people … Continue reading

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Just Enough For Today

With Christmas over and New Year just around the corner, it is that time of year when we make resolutions. Or rather, promises to a new kind of life, a better life. It is that time of year when we … Continue reading

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