Category Archives: Random Ramblings

What Are YOUR Walls Whispering?

Sometimes siblings can be a little harsh with each other. Long before Gabriel moved out, Jacob was talking about taking over his bedroom. It made me wince. ‘Good grief,’ I’d say (only in my head, mind you.) ‘You make it sound like … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

You know that diagram that goes something like this:   (In case you’re wondering, I used my newly liberated ‘carrots’ to create this visual – so much fun!) A recent conversation bumped me from Quadrant 4 to Quadrant 1. I … Continue reading

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That Was One Hard-Won Carrot!

It’s a good thing we can’t see all the things that come with fulfilling a vision. When I imagine a future goal (like publishing a book, for instance) I see the finished outcome as a glowing present, wrapped in colorful … Continue reading

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Snapshots from the Road

One of the things I like about my author visit road trips, is the possibility for surprise. It’s such a departure from everyday life. There’s always a plan for the week, but I never know what’s going to happen when … Continue reading

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Mobile University

A couple of years ago, a friend asked me if I would be open to being the Artist in Residence for a week at the high school in her Manitoba town. The fear meter went from zero to a thousand … Continue reading

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Look What I Found!

I was sitting at my desk, staring sightlessly into space, when this came into focus (right beside one of my favorite cards – which makes me giggle as I write this because finding this mug is one of those little gifts … Continue reading

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Ch . . . ch . . . ch . . . changes

It started as a hairline crack . . . . . . that slowly spread into a spidery web that I would have appreciated on a nature walk but did not enjoy seeing in my favorite mug. And then, last … Continue reading

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