Remember 2022

Ok. I am having some trouble with my mailing list but we will get it sorted. In the meantime, I am working on creating 31 prompts, one for each day in December to help you reflect and remember the year just lived. Historically I have always used the month of December for self-evaluation and to

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Monday musings

I woke before sun rose; not that difficult at this time of the year. The house is quiet. I wait for my coffee to drip through. I light a couple of candles. I am grateful for this extra day off. I am grateful for the silence and the opportunity to sit the heavy bits that

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Wisdom Wednesday

“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.” – Eckhart Tolle Awareness is the beginning. What happens after we become aware is also critical to change. Sometimes we become aware and then we are paralyzed by our self knowledge or sit in fear of taking the next step. May we offer each other ears to listen,

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Awareness is the greatest agent for change. ~ Eckhart Tolle

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a venue of vultures

Did you know that a group of vultures circling overhead is called a kettle? Perched in a tree they are called a venue or a committee, and when they swoop in descent to approach a carcass, they are called a wake. My book Siege of Herons is illustrated by Lou Dahl and publishing support by

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Siege of Herons

I have only ever seen one siege of herons. It felt slightly miraculous. We witnessed 12 -15 flying in the sky; literally the day after I decided on the new title. A sign for sure. If your eyes are open, there are signals all around.

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2022 Canadian Book Club Finalist!

So this happened. Siege of Herons – Collective Nouns Alphabetically was named one of three finalists in the Children’s Book category. It is amazing that an idea or vision becomes a reality. I have been thinking about this book for a long time; having this recognition is icing on the cake.

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a murder of crows

This is one of the more well known collective nouns. When I start talking about my book, more often than not this is the noun people offer up to acknowledge they know what I am talking about. It is also one of the oldest collective nouns dating back to 15th century according to research. The

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a loveliness of ladybugs 🐞 🐞🐞

Ladybugs are often thought of as lucky; more than likely because they are crop savers. Farmers love these little beetles. Initially this was to be the cover illustration for my book; alas someone else beat me to it and I had to pivot. Instead I chose a Siege of Herons. My hardcover book is available

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