Personally, I hate this question. I was reminded of this fact a few minutes ago while reading a blog post giving advice to introverts attending writers conferences. One of the suggestions was to ask what are you currently reading as a conversation opener. Generally, I'm speechless when someone uses that question on me....... even when I am in … Continue reading What are you reading?
Podcasts and live videos have been capturing my attention lately and I am hooked. There is something about live interaction that makes the dissemination of information so much more attractive - at least to me anyway. Podcasts Carey Nieuwhof is one of the podcasters I've been following lately. http://careynieuwhof.com/mypodcast/ Carey's specialty is leadership training and everything … Continue reading Podcasts, vlogs, and blogs
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January 1st is a good day to wish all of you a very Happy New Year. May 2019 be kind to you, kinder than you expect it to be. And, may your travels bring you many great books in 2019. Finding books to read is a challenge for me this week, all because the unthinkable happened on Christmas eve. … Continue reading Happy New Year
Hours of enjoyment, that's what was waiting for me in this boxed set. A Romantic Suspense collection. Off the top, I have to say - I appreciated the clean-ness of these books. I find that when it's less than clean (for me anyway) it's like going to a party with a spot on the front of your favorite outfit … Continue reading Exposed
I am convinced there are some things that need to be talked about. There could be a number of reasons for this. Maybe someone shares a similar experience and needs encouragement. Maybe someone feels lumped in with the abusers and needs reassurance. Maybe someone has the false impression that all abused women hate men and need to know that's not true. Or, maybe it's just to help me figure … Continue reading Some things need to be talked about
It really is complicated, and it's causing discomfort - like a pebble in my shoe. The pebble moves around a bit and there are periods of relief, but lately it's been sitting in a tender spot and doesn't seem to be in any hurry to move on. This latest state of discomfort started with a conversation back in December, … Continue reading It’s complicated…but I feel better now
Two weeks ago, I got back from a 5,500 kilometre road trip. It was a lot of fun, at least it was from my point of view. I live in the middle of Canada, there is a marker on the TransCanada Highway at a point west of me saying Longitudinal Centre of Canada to prove it. … Continue reading Harassment?
There are several things I hope to talk about, in regard to the month long road trip I finished two days ago. The one foremost on my mind right now, has to do with conversations, and time spent, with several people I had never met before. The first one was a man, a client I have been working with, … Continue reading A Listening Ear, Connection
To reach full potential, writers need to take reading seriously. This idea isn't original with me. I am hearing the same thought from many different sources. I seem to be fixated on promoting reading for writers and I think it is because the group of writers I hang out with show embers of interest about writing but only … Continue reading Writers, and reading