The Joy of Children

Mama, it's raining! One unmanageably hot day in Greece where the temperatures were around the 40 Celsius mark and the humidity almost 100% everything was sticky including my cousin and I. We sprawled on two small sofas trying not to have any part of our skin touch any other part because that would cause the... Continue Reading →

A Late Blog Post.

It's Sunday night. I'm working on this blog post NOW. Yeah, I know. It's late. By the time I post it it's going to be roughly three days late. I said I'd do my best to post Friday or Saturday---but not this time. Excuses Ideas: Not the issue. I had some ideas. I have an... Continue Reading →

Taking Tests For Romance

The ice cream test The next time you meet someone you think is pretty special and you can see some compatibility between the two of you and your feelings are growing---you smile when you think of them. You think of them often and you have this urge to really get to know them---instead of over... Continue Reading →

Just Like Riding a Bike

I found myself flying between gorgeous rows of prairie grain edged by sweet smelling thistles. Flying! The wind blowing cool, tempering my sunned skin. I am sure I was going a hundred kilometres an hour! Buzzing along just above the surface of the earth---on my rocket ship! Okay---sometimes I exaggerate for the sake of story... Continue Reading →

Endurance is a Beauty

Things always taste better when they are cooked slowly.My friend, Charles, from South Carolina This post idea started in the car with a friend. She told me about someone she knew who was having trouble sleeping---their head spinning at bedtime. They went to the doctor to get meds to help them relax. My friend suggested... Continue Reading →

Through the Woods and into the Lake

Comparison is the thief of joy.President Theodore Roosevelt At the beginning of summer I vocalized missing Greece and my friend Crystal asked “Are you going to compare everything to Greece?”  The question was direct and pointed—and it was a good one.  Was I?  I have spent every summer for over fifteen years in Greece. I... Continue Reading →

A Bit About My Writing Life: Counios and Gane

I haven't talked a lot about the Counios and Gane side of things. We have a website and a newsletter. We are international award winning authors with awards and finalist placements from the United States and Canada (Montana, Michigan, Washington D.C., Ontario, Saskatchewan). We have appeared on radio and television. We've moderated discussions with writers... Continue Reading →

Roughing it: a soft spot in my heart

I just returned from Duck Mountain Saskatchewan. Madge Lake specifically. It was a short trip---three days and two nights. As a new location in Saskatchewan I was so impressed with its geographical contours, boreal forest and overall contrast to what is generally thought of as flat Saskatchewan. I filled these days with hiking, taking photos,... Continue Reading →

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