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Kelso Beach

I grew up near Kelso Beach, a small beach only a block or two away from my childhood home in Owen Sound. No, really, a tiny beach, but it had a picnic pavilion and public washrooms and a creek winding … Continue reading

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Hemingway Talks About Love

We ate well And cheaply And drank well And cheaply And slept well And warm together And loved Each other –   Ernest Hemingway She wanted the print because it contained a quote by a famous author and featured a typewriter, … Continue reading

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It Feels So Good To Write About Clarity

It hit me the other day when I had just finished reading a YA novel by Nina Lacour. I remembered how big everything felt when I was a teenager: happiness was bigger. Jealousy was bigger. Anger was bigger. And all … Continue reading

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Destroy the Evidence

Last Saturday I went to a writing workshop in London, hosted by Brian Henry. During the workshop, we had 30 minutes to write a short story about a character named Stella, age 42. The theme  I chose was “destroy the evidence”. … Continue reading

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New article on Sparkpeople.com

Great news! I started writing again for Sparkpeople.com, a leading American health and fitness website. My latest article is here: Motivational article

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Your Story

I’m writing poetry again! It’s been years, but this one came to me in a rush. I love how productive poetry makes me feel–I can create something in only a short period of time. Someday I will tattoo this Isak … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning   I thought of you today as I cleaned out our fridge Elbow-deep in dripping lettuce and bags of green oranges A Hiroshima of mold exploded when I opened the packages Remember Sunday shopping? Now I throw it … Continue reading

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Slamming Doors published on Commuterlit.com

My short story Slamming Doors was recently published on http://www.commuterlit.com. You can check out the story here: http://commuterlit.com/2014/04/wednesday-slamming-doors/ It’s about an abused woman, so be warned if domestic abuse is a trigger for you.

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Fountain of Youth

I’m back with another poem. If you’re a parent of teenaged girls or you’ve ever been a teenaged girl, you may relate to this one. Fountain of Youth You are silent Believing I could never understand your life I am … Continue reading

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Storm Warning

Poetry will always be my first love. I love the spareness of it, how each word has to fit just so. For me, a poem starts with a great splash of ideas on the page, then I go back and … Continue reading

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