F for Father

In Marie's Pledge, Marie struggles to come to terms with many things, not the least of which is her mother's death, long ago: Then, of course, comes the question of how dare I? How dare I be so selfish, so self-centered that my mother’s death was all about me? What about her? Maybe she was... Continue Reading →

A Hunger for More

We have carried the pain of generations in our bones throughout our life the very blood, the most minuscule of particles that makes us this particular woman remembers all who went before us Too often we have pretended to be fine to please those around us to allow this world to think that everything is... Continue Reading →

Listen and grow

I collect poetry. It's such a rich part of my life.  Here's one, a good one as a new year is on the horizon,  from my saved files: Do not stifle this silence which reveals us to ourselves and to the world which surrounds us. Let us listen. Everything speaks, signs are everywhere, listen and... Continue Reading →

A Vast Wasteland

I rarely talk about my childhood and those bits I share have been sanitized for public viewing.  There are things unspeakable and unknowable except by those, and we are not few, who have survived. These words came as a way to honour who I have become.  The work of healing, of learning to cherish what... Continue Reading →

A Wise Woman’s Words

There is a brokenness .. out of which comes the unbroken .. A shattered-ness .. out of which blooms the unshatterable.. There is a sorrow beyond grief.. which leads to joy .. and a fragility out of whose depths.. emerges strength .. There is a hollow space too vast for words.. through which we pass... Continue Reading →

Depth of a Woman

Depth of a Woman An interesting title for a blog, don’t you think?  It’s taken me a while to settle on it.  I chose it for two reasons.  You might think first and foremost, because I have a series of upcoming novels with that as their theme. But, that’s actually the second, less important reason.... Continue Reading →

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