Embracing Escapism

If you read or watch the news, you see the world painted as being in a very poor place.  The positive stories being reported are few and far between. Expert social media users can curate their feed down to something that is more tolerable. This is one of the main reasons I only user Twitter. […]

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Having Kids Has Zero Appeal

To me anyways…and a few others around the world. A few million others. Years of writing on the subject of not wanting to be a parent. Years of observations and dedicated research. The result remains the same. There are daily reminders to me as to how grateful I am for the decision I have made […]

Change is Worth Embracing #mondayblogs #amwriting

          Seasons Greetings. As most writers will agree, personal observations and our personal lives can greatly influence the content we generate. Any of those moments in our lives, whether difficult or easy to navigate, are all part of change. Most people refuse to graduate from the school of embracing change. I […]

Looking For Today

How appropriate that I should use a Black Sabbath song for a blog title. Won’t be the last time I assure you. Friday’s for many seem to be the one day of the week where everyone finds themselves. Even for a brief few minutes or hours, everyone rides in the wave of relief that the […]

The Pursuit of Pursuits

This writing tatt is very significant to me. I asked hometown New Glasgow Nova Scotia tattoo artist Brian Mackenzie if he could draw up something reflective and symbolic of writing, include a quill pen and the hand-written word “Solitude”. This is the brilliant design he came up with, now on my right arm. “Solitude” is also the title […]