Monthly Archives: November 2011

Wild Weather in the Canadian West

I live in Calgary, a city of one million plus on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains about two hours north of Montana.  Yes we get winter and lots of it, but when you live here, you get used to … Continue reading

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WRITING WORKSHOPS – The Good, The Bad and The Interesting-Social Media for Writers

I’m a ho for writing classes.  What can I say?  I love them.  I’ve taken more classes over the years than I can count.  And I’ve always kept my notes and my emails (can you say hoarder?).   Since I always wonder what … Continue reading

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Writing Groups – What do You Need?

Nine years ago I was in a writing group that frustrated me to no end.  Very few members were submitting.  No one was looking for an agent.  I wanted a career as a published author and I was actively submitting … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Alternative: Decluttering my Office

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends.  As a Canadian, I am truly blessed – I get to celebrate Canadian thanksgiving in October and then enjoy the celebrations of my friends across the border in November.  For a taste of … Continue reading

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

Brrr.  Calgary has had its first snowfall of the season.  Not a lot of snow can fall in an hour but with a high wind, it looked ugly.  And the roads got slippery fairly quickly. For those of you who … Continue reading

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How to ‘Know the Difference’ in the Serenity Prayer

This prayer, which has been around for almost seven decades, is said at virtually every 12 step meeting and used by countless millions as a foundation for living life…myself included. But the hard part is the last stanza,  “the wisdom … Continue reading

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Man’s Best Friend and Best Friends Animal Society

I have always loved  dogs.  I had a ‘Lassie-like’ collie when I was a little girl.  My parents bred chihuahuas.  My husband and I had mutts and purebreds; big and small.  Eventually we ended up with four toy poodles. They … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Dream?

As part of my dedication to lifelong learning and because I am a writing class junkie I took 3 classes in September of 2011.  All of them were excellent but one, Conceive, Believe, Achieve: Goal-Setting as a Proven Path From … Continue reading

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