Category Archives: Just Write

Tulips and other Small Things that bring Joy

Dear Vi, Yesterday was the official first day of spring.  The sun has crossed the celestial equator, moving northward. I celebrated the Vernal Equinox by going outside to inspect my flower beds. Were my tulips poking green tips up through … Continue reading

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Fire!

Dear Vi, It’s foggy this morning. Outside my window, wisps of fog stream past like smoke from a chimney. Wait… maybe it really is smoke.  I get up to check. Nope, it’s fog. Relieved, I take another sip of coffee. … Continue reading

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Up at Dawn

Dear Vi, I woke up early this morning. I tried to go back to sleep, I really did. I arranged my pillow, rearranged my pillow, stuck my foot out, turned over, turned back. You know the routine. Finally, I got … Continue reading

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Blog Posts: Letters to Vi

Dear Vi, Blogging has always felt a little bit awkward to me. From the beginning, I’ve wanted to address each post as though it were a letter. But it always felt awkward. A letter to whom? And yet it feels … Continue reading

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The Worst Job I Ever Had was Pulling the Heads off Dead Chickens

After I graduated from high school, and after all the cap-throwing and after-grad partying was finished (about 3 days later), my parents decided that I needed a summer job. After all, I’d be heading off to university in the fall; … Continue reading

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Gardening in a Sundress: Retired in the Shuswap

Warning: my beautiful pictures have posted upside down again. I do not understand. sorry for the discombobulation…I hope you will enjoy the post anyway. The early morning air is cool when I step outside and stand for a moment on … Continue reading

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Brought to you by the Letter B

For your listening pleasure, I present to you a whole lot of letter Bs!  The venue is the fabulous Yukon Arts Center, Whitehorse Yukon, part of the last show I produced there. Rockin’ the Casbah, March 19, 2011. Some of … Continue reading

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A is for April

April Showers April is the month that the snow finally melts in the Yukon. It’s a chilly, muddy month. A month for the last of the cross country skiing before you get too far into the calendar. For jumping on … Continue reading

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Getting ready for NaNoWriMo

Have you heard of NaNoWriMo? The goal of National Novel Writing Month is to write a novel (or 50,000 words of a novel) during the month of November. That’s about 1800 words each day. When I retired at the end … Continue reading

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On knowledge, wisdom and a good bullshit detector {Just Write 8}

Good Sunday morning! I am sitting here by my kitchen window, coffee at my elbow and browsing my morning blog posts.  The washing machine and the dryer are both on and I can barely hear the radio over the noise. … Continue reading

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Excerpt

Today I’m sharing an excerpt from a story I’m working on … I sat up in bed, instantly awake, all my senses on high alert. The echo of my name ricocheted around the room. I held my breath, listening, but … Continue reading

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Just Write {7} Two pairs of boots

At the end of the day today, when work is finished and I am back home, I am going to kick off these shoes which hurt my feet even though they are Romikas and cost a fortune 10 years ago. … Continue reading

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