Writer Wannabe

Standing in the middle of a bookstore surrounded by the smell of ink and paper and Starbucks coffee I am overcome. There are millions of words contained on these shelves and not one of them is mine. I have dreamed of being a writer since as long as I can remember....

Reclaiming Summer and Slowing Down

I am doing my best to savour summer. I will be the first to admit that summer is NOT my favourite season of the year. I am not into any of the following: heat humidity dust/dirt sticky, sweaty skin legs sticking to seats when I actually where shorts I am fond of:...

Reclaiming the Word

It’s Tuesday morning and the sun is sparkling behind the clouds and trees. It’s Tuesday morning and three kids have been on the bus for half an hour, one kid is in the shower, one may still be in bed and one didn’t come home last night. (Update: she...

Questions without Answers

I have been wrecked for the last few days. I read this post from Ann Voskamp about the choices that women need to make…choosing between their children. I read about nine year old girls that are sold as wives or whatever… My little girl is nine. I cannot...

The Seduction of Production (FSW – chapter 4)

  Do. Do. Do. Work. Work. Work. Produce. Produce. Produce. We live in a society that determines our value on what we produce. Homeless = 0 on welfare = 0 mom who stays home = 2 news anchor on major network = 7 blue collar worker = 4 movie actor = 10 Even though...