About Me

I'm a writer, speaker, reader, teacher, pioneer, and visonary.

My Blog

I have a lot of interests and my blogs are kind of random. 

My Books

I write, edit, and publish books and stories in a variety of genres.

"We all mattter or none of us do."

- Patrick Skinner

Threads with Multiple Posts

Just before we left on a holiday to Newfoundland, a routine mammogram led to more tests and a large question mark. Did I or didn’t I have breast cancer?

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Mammograms, Breast Cancer, and Me – Part 1

Growing up, I related to Hans Christian Anderson’s story, “The Ugly Duckling,” because for unknown reasons, I always felt different from the people around me.

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LoveChild 1: The Ugly Duckling and Me

This isn't me, but it accurately portrays how I've often felt over the last four years. “Bad (people) need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good (people) should look on and do nothing.”

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Feeling Overwhelmed These Days? I Am.

"No person* is an island entire of itself: every person is a piece of the continent, a part of the main... Any person's death diminishes me, because I am involved in humankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for you.*" (*"man" ^"thee")

- John Donne

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"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."

- Madeleine L'Engle

My Latest Posts

April 29, 2021

I’d had one injection of zoledronic acid and was due for another. But while I was at the hospital to see my oncologist before having the injection, my heart took centre stage and I was off to Emergency.

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A Routine Medical Appointment Turns Scary

January 7, 2021

Over the past two years, I’ve read a lot of books. I felt the need to share some of the nonfiction books I thought most worth reading.

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The 10 Best Non-fiction Books I Read in 2020

July 20, 2020

I know know why they talk about the problems some parents have to get their adult kids to leave the “nest.” Getting baby birds out of their nest is a lot of work!

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A Robins’ Nest at Our Front Door, Part 5

July 9, 2020

My grandfathers died before I was born, Granny Shaw was quite elderly, and I rarely saw Granny MacDonald, but I had Aunt Margaret and Uncle Albert.

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LoveChild 38: Memories of Aunt Margaret and Uncle Albert

July 1, 2020

Even though Jennie Shaw, my dad’s mother, was 80 when I was six, she still managed to be a powerful influence on my life.

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LoveChild 37: Granny Shaw Through the Eyes of a Six-Year-Old

June 10, 2020

Because my grandmother turned 80, I got to know dad’s family better, and learned I had a cousin my age.

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LoveChild 36: Getting to Know My Dad’s Side of Our Family

June 8, 2020

We survived having a nest of robins’ above our front door that spring, but we didn’t expect them to return in July!

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A Robins’ Nest at Our Front Door, Part 4

June 7, 2020

Instead of being color blind, let’s choose to love all skin colors and to encourage everyone to become the best person they can be.

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White People Who Say They’re Color Blind Are Missing the Point

June 3, 2020

When I was 6 1/2, my life started to change: a new church group, a new cousin, starting school, and a book that helped make me who I am.

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LoveChild 35: My Life Becomes More Interesting

May 27, 2020

When I think back to who I was at six, I have to say that I was probably very much like I am today.

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LoveChild 34: What I Knew When I Was Six

May 13, 2020

I’ve heard that a child’s personality is formed by age 6, so I find it surprising that I have only a few memories & a handful of pictures from my 5th year.

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LoveChild 33: A Lesson Learned

May 6, 2020

My mother left our visitors in the kitchen, took me up to her bedroom, got a new picture book from the bottom drawer of her dresser, and sat down to read it. Needless to say, I was very puzzled.

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LoveChild 32: The Tipping Point