These days, I’m feeling rather nostalgic. Dictionary.com defines nostalgia as “a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life, to one’s home or homeland, or to one’s family and friends; ...―
Years ago, when I worked as a social worker at the Child Guidance Clinic of Winnipeg, I had the privilege of meeting many young children, teens, and their families. They were referred to me by school personnel for some behavior … Continue...―
With the recent Boston Marathon tragedy and the extensive media coverage that followed, it would be easy to believe we live in an unsafe world. But the opposite is true. This beautiful world of ours is largely a safe place. … Continue ...―
It’s been a tough week. I lost a dear cousin to cancer a week ago. It happened so fast, too fast. My earliest memories of my cousin, Nina, are of a girl with brown pigtails, herding the cows on a … Continue reading →―
Wrong Enemy, Wrong Place, Wrong Information. Three wrongs don’t make a right. Ten years ago, March 20, 2003, America invaded Iraq—the invasion was dubbed Operation Iraqi Freedom. When I first heard about it, I was trying on clothes in ...―
Now that I’ve immersed myself in all manner of writerly pursuits, I’m discovering wonderful writers who have no fame. They’re a mixture of talents—some who’ve been at the game for decades, others who are just ...―
I don’t know what it is but lately I’ve been having difficulty getting my footing. Some of it has to do with adjustments in the new year. I know, it’s the end of February, but I’m still feeling disorganized as …...―
Taking a break recently from my own writing, I’ve been giving considerable thought as to what makes a good book. In thinking of the classics and some recent books I’ve read, the common thread seems to be the intimacy of … ...―
The gun controversy in the USA right now—with many entrenched in their views—reminds me of something a therapist once told me. It happened on a particularly cold and snowy day in Winnipeg, back in the 70s. I was working as … Continue...―
This coming Thursday, Jan.24th, our 16 yr. old grandson, Michael Stevantoni, will be premiering his thirteenth film, THE BROTHER, at Showcase Cinema, 489 S. Dogwood St., Campbell River, B.C. (doors open at 5 p.m.). With Michael being in school, ...―
What better way to start a new year than by reviewing HOW WE ARE HUMAN, a book of poems by Luke Maguire Armstrong. ∙ It found its way to my desk by chance. And I’m thankful it did. It’s what I … Continue reading →―
image from www.ign.com ∙ Yahoo! as ∙ the Internet’s original media ...
Online businesses, mostly with a home based business model, are known to bring a ...
When it comes to online marketing email remains to be one of the most powerful channels ...