Leaving It All Behind

Remember that feeling you get when your plane takes off? It might not be a fresh memory, given the times we’re in. For me, it feels close to elation, that lift-off, that leaving things behind, heading off to somewhere fresh and new, especially if it’s […]

Dirty Hand

I don’t want to wash it. It feels like the first dirt I’ve ever felt, the best colour to mark my lifelines, the right thing to celebrate. Nine months into this pandemic, my face craves the rain and my palm, when it hits the ground […]

Holding Hands

When I walk in the autumn, I pick up a fallen leaf and hold it for the duration, as talisman, security blanket, reminder of beauty, colour, texture, life. Today I picked up one of the maple leaves that face-plant when they fall, their stems pointing […]

The Creative Six-Pack: Details

Here’s the pretty graphic about the new workshop I’ll be offering in 2021. Scroll down for all the details! The Creative Six-Pack What is it? A series of low-stress, fun and generative writing courses delivered monthly, to help focus, support, and/or kick-start your writing practice. […]

To Pine

The daily word, or writamin, given to me yesterday by my writing friend Marti, was “pine,” and I spent the day rolling that around in my head. What does it mean, to pine for something? The ache of longing, the emptiness of a missing puzzle […]