The Routine of Writing

After reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield I pondered, because that's what any good book does---it makes you think. I asked myself: What does it look like when I write? What do I do? How do I do it? Great questions and I'd love to tell you* (taken from Elyse Myers, and thank... Continue Reading →

Get Busy Livin’

I'd rather fill a few short years with as many beautiful moments as I can, than live forever empty.William C Hannan When my friend Ashlee sent me a meme of the above quote and my reaction was one of super-duper excitement! Like air punching in celebration for no real reason---except that I totally agreed with... Continue Reading →

Dreams and Quotes Galore

"People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don't deserve them, or that they'll be unable to achieve them."The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho The student Is a dream also a hope or a potential destination? A student popped into my classroom to visit at lunch. Being part of this city's... Continue Reading →

Shepherd and Wolfe

David, my writing partner, and I are launching the fourth book in the Shepherd and Wolfe Mystery Series, Shepherd's Call this May 25th. Every time another completed book lands in our hands we get very excited. There are a lot of feelings. Relief. Happiness. Feelings of success. Anticipation on how it will be received. Pride.... Continue Reading →

Writing Processes

We are about to launch our fourth book in the Shepherd and Wolfe Mystery series. It's called Shepherd's Call and it's coming out on May 25. I just spent too much time on social media promoting the book launch---not my skill set. All the steps to writing a novel (at least for us) For those... Continue Reading →

What You Do Matters

Sometimes, we have no idea the impact we could have on someone. I do understand that we are all connected in someway or another and I accept that as a human truth. It's comforting. But besides knowing it, I don't consciously walk around thinking 'making a difference, making a difference, making a difference. However, once... Continue Reading →

Know Your Why

Two important questions to ask yourself:What do you do?Why do you do it?Micheal Jr.'s video Know Your Why is worth a watch. It came across my Facebook feed and I've looked at it several times. It was like a sermon of sorts to me and it's taken me a while to truly understand the totality... Continue Reading →

Shepherd and Wolfe and Student A

A student I taught was stabbed at a shopping centre a few years ago. He ran to tackle an individual who was attacking others in what was likely a gang initiation. In the process this young man was hurt. Fortunately his injuries were not fatal. He took some time off, healed up and came back... Continue Reading →

Pace Yourself

Because I run the idea of pace is very relevant when I am going longer than four kilometers. Almost all definitions of pace relate to walking, stepping or running. It's the idea of moving forward in space with rhythm. As an idiom, the word is defined as moving or making progress at a sensible or... Continue Reading →

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