Harness a Leap-Day Ride to the Sonoran Desert

Oh my gosh. I’ve only got one and a half hours to free myself!  What do I do or say? I want to keep writing. I want to laugh until my face hurts and I can hardly catch my breath. I want to Zumba like there’s no sunrise again ever. I want to sing Adele’s songs–not that I could ever do them justice–and take up the piano again. I want to take some time and revel in the wondrous love in my life. The quality people in my life. Last of all, I want to view the world from this…

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A Quick Update

Hi Friends. I hope everyone is well and rockin’ their city, wherever they are.  I don’t know if I’m living up to that these days, but I’m certainly appreciating it every second. Yes. I’ll admit it; Vancouver is Awesome.  In my opinion, so is the entire globe, for I am a traveller. Thanks for the emails. Several visitors sent spam, which won’t be published. Nor will any obscene or abusive comments. Some people are looking for direction in writing.  I’ll share what works for me. Hopefully, you will too. We can build a writer’s community and benefit from each other….

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Embrace Writing This Leap Year and Spring

  As February rounds the bend, I’m surprised at how eager I am for spring.  To me, there really hasn’t been a winter.  As I say that, I’m projecting pleading eyes upon the screens of everyone who is tasting brittle cold at this moment.  Forgive me.  I’ve become a west coaster.  Embrace it.  I have. By the way, there was no response thus far on the previous post.  Curiously though, in the most recent hockey game between Vancouver and Nashville, while two players had a fist fight, Mr. Garrett said they were a good matchup. I found this a bit…

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Freeing Myself Through A Poem By Marge Piercy

  Freeing myself from within is a huge job for me.  I have been working on it, on different levels, for decades. Still, I find comfort in words that, at once, reveal and guide me through the seemingly endless maze. This poem always helps stoke my inner power, especially as I read it aloud.   FOR STRONG WOMEN A strong woman is a woman who is straining A strong woman is a woman standing on tiptoe and lifting a barbell while trying to sing “Boris Godunov.” A strong woman is a woman at work cleaning out the cesspool of the…

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Freeing Myself By Speaking My Mind

  I am so eager to work on freeing myself from within that it has been hard to focus on much else.  That is what my life is about this year and I plan to make good on it.  As it goes with such things, the steps I need to take present themselves to me; I never need to figure out what they are.   On Saturday, in one of my rare moments of complete relaxation from work, I was watching a hockey game which took place in Denver between that team and my home team.  I was enjoying it…

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Nurturing Change In My Life

  After my last blog entry, I felt a bit disappointed in myself.  This is because I could not discuss change without giving voice to the inner struggles I have around it. I will say more about that in future because I am sure I am not the only woman dealing with these challenges. For now, however, I don’t need to elaborate.   You see, thankfully, it is my birthday today and I promised to cut myself a break from my self-critical ruminations. I can’t give myself a hard time for quite a few hours yet.  Isn’t that wonderful?  …

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